- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - With 2,500 historical markers around the state, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources typically is not in the business of taking down signs.

But that has happened with three historical markers in Dinwiddie County. Two of the signs are being “retired,” while the third is being repainted and will rise anew.

The two signs being retired both date to the origins of the historical marker program, which began in 1927. Not only are they weathered by the years, each offers only minimal information about the historical event they represent.

One refers to the Revolutionary War, the other a Civil War event.

The third sign highlights the death of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill in April 1865. It will be fixed up and returned.

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