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Old Halifax Road Marker, UM-14

Here the highway merges with the Halifax Road, the ancient road from Petersburg to Halifax, North Carolina. Over this road Cornwallis marched in May, 1781, from Halifax to Petersburg in his invasion of Virginia. Over this road the Confederates hauled supplies during the siege of Petersburg, 1864-65, and over it parts of the Union and Confederate armies constantly passed.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2008
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Sussex County
Physical Description of Location: Blue Star Highway (US 301), about .4 miles south of intersection with Kientz Road (State Road 646), Jarratt, VA 23867. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 301.
GPS Location: 36.8113149170,-77.4618709760
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