Near here stood Union Academy, conducted by Hardy and Crenshaw from 1861 to about 1869. Dr. Walter Reed, who discovered the carrier of yellow fever, and Dr. Robert E. Blackwell, long President of Randolph-Macon College, attended school here. Nearby was an iron foundry, established in 1855 by Captain Richard Irby.
Geographic Location: Nottoway County
Physical Description of Location: Marker located on Kenbridge Road (Route 40) about 500 feet west of intersection with Brunswick Road (Route 46), Blackstone, VA 23824.
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