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Courtland and Southampton County

Courtland began in 1791 with the name of Jerusalem. It got the name Courtland in 1888. Courtland is the county seat of Southhampton County and has a population of just over 1300. In 1831, the town was the site of the trials and executions of people involved in the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion. Famous and popular singer Pearl Bailey was born nearby.

Mahone Tavern

Another famous resident of Courtland, along with the source of a nice historic building, was William Mahone who was a railroad man and a US Senator. He came to Courtland as a boy and his parents owned a hotel/tavern.

Veterans Plaque

Here you see a plaque dedicated to veterans of the US Military.

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  • In a nutshell:Nice Town With an Interesting History
  • Last visit to Courtland: Oct 2010
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2012
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