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Historic Map - Emporia, VA - 1907

Birds eye view of Emporia, Virginia 1907. Drawn and published by T. M. Fowler.

Reproduction bird's-eye view map of Emporia, Virginia, published by T. M. Fowler in 1907. The town of Emporia was formed in 1887 by merging two towns on the Meherrin River. The towns of Belfield and Hicksford formed the new town of Emporia, which was named after Emporia, Kansas.

An important transportation hub, the area was a strategic railroad and supply line for the Confederate States during the Civil War. The Union army attempted to destroy the rail line in Hicksford, in what was to become known as the "Apple Jack Raid" of December, 1864. More than 20,000 Union troops advanced from Petersburg to Belfield, while the Confederate forces, led by General Wade Hampton, prepared to defend the line and burned the wagon bridge to stop the advancing troops near Hicksford. The Union troops retreated the following day and were pursued by the Confederate Calvary. The retreating Union soldiers, often under the influence of apple brandy, or "Apple Jack", were admonished for their deplorable conduct toward the local citizens along their retreat.

This map from 1907 shows buildings, clearly labeled street names and railway route.

Features references to the following locations:

Greensville Cox High School
Merchants & Farmers Bank
Residence of J. D. Peebles
Residence of G. L. Vincent
Emporia Masonic Temple & Post Office
Property of Robert Seay
Residence of Fred. E. Royal
The Greensville Bank
Greensville County Court House
Residence of Robert Seay
Wright Drug Co.
Emporia Machine and Foundry Co.
H. T. Klugel's Architectural Sheet Metal Works
Bradley House, Mrs. J. E. Bradley
Tillar Smith Hardware Co.
Hotel Virginia
Interstate Veneer Company
Belfield Dairy Farm
Emporia Manufacturing Co.
Baptist Church Emporia
Methodist Church Belfield
Episcopal Church
Baptist Church Belfield
Methodist Church Emporia
Christian Church
Historic Map of Emporia, VA - 1907

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