By John Caknipe Jr.

South Hill was once previously situated at the previous Buckhorn street close to the Meherrin River. It was once the location of the 1st chartered university in Mecklenburg County in 1814. whilst the founder/teacher/minister/postmaster died in 1857, many from the neighborhood relocated three miles east to the Boydton-Petersburg Plank motorway. In 1888, W. W. "Buck" Harris, an area wheelwright and landowner at Piney Pond and Plank street, died. At public sale, fifty five acres of his estate have been bought, platted, and parceled on the market through A. E. Batemen and Charles Peck to set up a brand new South Hill neighborhood, which surrounded the Atlantic-Danville Railroad depot. Following this, South Hill grew to become often called town of highways. With each one new road got here major alterations for town and county.

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