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Dedication of the marker “Blackhead Signpost Road” Southampton Co.
December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dedication of the marker “Blackhead Signpost Road” Southampton Co. The road was so named after Nat Turner’s 1831 revolt, when white militias and residents murdered African Americans in retaliation. The road name referred to the severed head of a black man that was displayed on a post and left to decay to deter future uprisings against slavery. In 2021, the name became Signpost Road.
The marker will be dedicated during a public ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11, beginning at 10 a.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 30188 Shiloh Road, Boykins (23827). After the formal ceremony, attendees will visit the marker, located at the intersection of Route 35 and Meherrin Road in Courtland, to unveil the sign.