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Emporia is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area has been a transportation crossroads dating back to when native peoples used it has a major north-south trail called the "Halifax road." In 1709, Caption Robert Hicks purchases a 1280-acre land tract along the northside of the Meherrin River. He, then, establish the Town of Hicksford, where the Fort Road of eastern Virginia crosses the Meherrin River en route to Fort Christianna. In 1799, the Virginia General Assembly recognized the town a year after the Town of Bellfield on the river's northern bank was recognized.
In 1887, the incorporated town of Emporia was formed after Hicksford and Bellfied merged. It was named after the town of Emporia, Kansas – the home of Greensville County native and delegate Benjamin D. Tillar Jr.'s friend U.S. Senator Preson B. Plumb of Kansas. Five years later, the town was re-chartered. In 1900, it issued its first bonds to establish lighting, a water plant and street improvements. Banks, land improvement companies, insurance companies, automobile companies, cola bottlers, and a number of stores were established. In 1967, the Town of Emporia was rechartered as an independent city.As of the 2010 census, there is a population of 5,927 people living in Emporia. It is the second-least populous city in the state of Virginia.
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Sites in the area that have been included in the National Register of Historic Places are:
As a major transportation crossroad, Emporia is served by several major roads and railways. Providing travelers with easy access to and from the city are Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 301 running north to south and U.S. Route 58 running east to west. The major north-south CSX railway line also crosses a Norfolk Southern east-west line in the city.
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