Historical marker event to celebrate The Honorable Armistead S. Nickens

Lancaster County Board of Supervisors chairman Ernest Palin presents a resolution to relatives of Armistead S. Nickens in recognition of his service and the pending installation of an historical marker honoring his achievements. From left are Ella Dickens-Davis, Brenda Campbell, Palin, Francine Ayets Hunter and Calvinette Betts. The portrait of Nickens in the foreground, which normally hangs in the board meeting room of the County Administration Building, will be displayed at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society October 14-17.

A new Virginia Historical Highway Marker will be dedicated October 15 recognizing The Honorable Armistead Stokalas Nickens, who was Lancaster County’s first and only elected Black representative to the Virginia House of Delegates.

The public is invited to the marker unveiling ceremony at 11 a.m. near 621 Kamps Mill Road off Mary Ball Road between Kilmarnock and Lancaster. The commemoration will continue from noon-3 p.m. with a free community celebration on the grounds of the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society at 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. The event will feature food truck sales, music….

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