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The Nat Turner Insurrection, America’s bloodiest and most famous armed uprising by enslaved people, ended at Belmont, the Southampton County home of Dr. Samuel Blunt, on August 23, 1831. Turner, an enslaved Black man, believed he was divinely selected to lead his people out of bondage and drew about eighty followers to go on a slave rebellion through Southampton County. Turner was eventually captured on October 30 and hanged on November 11, 1831. The short but violent rebellion so alarmed the South that a much stricter regimen was soon instituted against enslaved and free African Americans alike, leading to further hardening of attitudes between the North and South. Belmont’s dwelling house, a typical homeplace of a Southside plantation, was built in the late 18th century for George Carey, and was acquired by the Blunt family in the early 19th century. The house at Belmont was rehabilitated in the late 20th century.

Last Updated: January 30, 2024

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
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Southampton (County)


The Nottoway of Virginia, c. 1650-c. 1953 MPD

(MPD) Multiple Property Document


Millie Woodson-Turner Home Site

Southampton (County)