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Providence F-71 | Marker History

Providence Marker, F-71

Two miles east is the glebe house where the Rev. Archibald McRoberts lived during the Revolution. Tarleton, raiding through this section in July, 1781, set fire to the house, but a timely rain put out the flames. Accordingly, the place was named "Providence."

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1928
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Prince Edward County
Physical Description of Location: Farmville Road (US 15), about 300 feet south of intersection with County Road 665, Hampden Sydney, VA 23901. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 15.
GPS Location: 37.2293528310,-78.44250121
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