and Roads of South Fork of Meherrin
Past and Present
(More to add and links to maps, I hope. Comments
and additions welcomed.)
Tucker's Mill Bridge, Rt 49 (Courthouse Road) at South Fork of Meherrin
dividing Lunenburg Co. & Mecklenburg Co. Photo
Lunenburg (north) side of the river:
High Gate Creek
Middle Fork or Middle Meherrin River ("Robertson's Fork"
in some old land records)
Mitchell Creek (not to be confused with Mitchell Creek in Mecklenburg)
LVA Virginia Historical Inventory Map.
#631 southwest present-day runs through Rutledge farm and
dead-ends at the South Fork of Meherrin River. In years past the
river was fordable and the road led to Finneywood in Mecklenburg
#631 east dead-ends
#632 runs southeast through Mecklenburg Co. to Rt #49 near Chase
City. It runs northwest to Fort Mitchell. This fork appears to
be pretty much "Saunders Rolling Road" in olden days,
seen on some old maps. At about the intersection at Salem Church,
the road continued more directly west to the Charlotte Co. line,
near present-day Mitchell Church. The road existed before the
coming of the railroad; thus, before the Fort Mitchell Depot.
Harvey Hudson says today (in 2003) the old roadbed is still apparent.
Saunders Rolling Road - See above #632 portion of Five Forks
Mecklenburg (south) side of the river:
Carpenter's Creek or Branch
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