Here lived Gordon L. Vincent, who represented Greensville and Sussex counties in the 1901-1902 Virginia Constitutional Convention. A successful and respected business leader, Vincent headed the Emporia Manufacturing Company, then one of the largest lumber companies in Southside Virginia. He also was president of the Emporia Machine Company, the Emporia Ice Company, and the Emporia Cotton Seed Oil Company, and vice president of the Citizens National Bank. He served as a member of the Greensville County School Board and the Emporia Town Council. His death on 18 July 1926 ended a notable business career.
Geographic Location: Emporia
Physical Description of Location: Emporia, VA 23847. Located on South Main Street (Hwy 301), less than 1/5 of a mile south of the intersection of South Main Street (Hwy 301) and Brunswick Avenue. Marker is on the right when traveling south on South Main Street (Hwy 301).
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