Dinwiddie County is home to a fair amount of American Revolutionary history. More than 500 militiamen were raised in Dinwiddie County including men from the following militias: Captain Francis Eppe’s company, Edward Walker’s Company, George Pegram’s company, Robert Bolling’s troop and a Calvary troop. The Dinwiddie County has our own Committee of Correspondence, that was formed by William Harrison, Bolling Starke and Joseph Jones. The Battle of Petersburg also took place in our neighboring community, on April 25, 1781.
People that were from Dinwiddie County or spent time in Dinwiddie County during the American Revolution include: Banister, Bolling, Bland, Andrew Ferguson, Baker, Pegram, Benedict Arnold, Cornwallis, Brigadier General Henry A. Muhlenberg, Baron Von Steuben, Marquis de Lafayette, Major General Phillips, Crispus Attucks, Lexington slave Prince Estabrook, Margaret Corbin, Mary Hays, Betsy Ross, and men from the 1st Rhode Island Regiment.
Dinwiddie County is home to Pamplin Historical Park, the National Museum of the American Soldier, which plans to host many American Revolutionary events leading up the 250th anniversary. Dinwiddie is also home to the Five Forks unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield.
The local Dinwiddie County VA250 Committee is working to plan events and programs for the 250th commemoration. This webpage will be updated with information as it becomes available.
While there are currently no events listed specifically for Dinwiddie County, search the VA250 Statewide Calendar of Events for a comprehensive listing of programs across the state.