Launched in 2010, Pittsylvania County History.com will focus initially on Pittsylvania’s eighteenth & nineteenth century military history.
Pittsylvania County formed in 1767, and assumed its present boundaries in 1776. It’s the largest county in Virginia, consisting of about 983 square miles.
♦♦ New & Updated Pages ♦♦
- Confederate Units of Danville & Pittsylvania County [added 4-24-2013]
- Confederate Graves of Pittsylvania & Danville [updated 5-19-2013]
- Colonel Vincent A. Witcher [added 11-10-2012]
- Danville’s Civil War Prisons & Hospitals [added 11-10-2012]
- The Obituary of William P. Graves [added 11-10-2012]
- First Ball of the Danville Greys [added 11-8-2012]
- The Danville Grays [added 5-9-2012]
- Capt. William Terry Cemetery [added 1-10-2012]
- John Bruce Graveyard [added 1-9-2012]
- Reverend Crispin Dickenson – Baptist Minister, son of a Revolutionary War veteran, father of a Civil War Captain.
- Gamblers, Whores, & Men of Pleasure
[found in Pittsylvania County in 1860]
- John & Mickie Logan Davis Family
- Former Confederates Sue for Pardon
- Shadrack Scarce
- Owen Adkins
- Matthew Wells of Henry & Pittsylvania Counties
- The Other Pittsylvania
- The Boswell Brothers
- Pittsylvanians who served in the French & Indian War
My first project for the site was locating all of Pittsylvania’s Revolutionary War soldier’s graves, documenting their service, and posting photos of their gravestones, along with GPS coordinates for their burial locations. Go to PittsylvaniaCountyHistory.com/patriots/ to see what I have so far. **Updated 7/9/2011**
The county was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, British statesman and Prime Minister 1766 – 1768. Pitt was known as “The Great Commoner” due to his refusal to accept a title before 1766. Chatham opposed taxation without consent. The Townshend duties, taxing items such as glass, paper, and tea on their importation to America were in direct opposition to his principles, and were passed without his consent.
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