About Fort Pickett
Where Warriors serve Warriors
Combat readiness is Fort Pickett’s critical mission as Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors. At Fort Pickett, they provide realistic, tough training to meet soldier’s needs.
Fort Pickett has been training Soldiers since 1942, and they continue that proud legacy today. Through the years, Fort Pickett has emerged as a premiere training installation on the East Coast. Operated by the Virginia Army National Guard, the post has more than 42,000 acres prime for heavy and light maneuver.
About Blackstone, Virginia
The town of Blackstone is located in the heart of southside Virginia. There is an abundance of restaurants and an active downtown district with unique shops. Blackstone is located just 35 miles southwest of Petersburg and 50 miles south of Richmond. Lynchburg is 80 miles to the west and Washington D.C. 150 miles to the north.
Area & Regional Attractions
Virginia’s Retreat is a region in South Central Virginia offering travelers the Lee’s Retreat and Wilson-Kautz Raid Civil War driving tours, the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®, a wide variety of tourist attractions and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The Virginia’s Retreat region is comprised of 14 South Central Virginia localities that jointly promote these tourism products to the general public.
- Lee’s Retreat Driving Tour
- Wilson-Kautz Raid Driving Tour
- Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail
- Virginia Civil War Trails
- Virginia’s Retreat Outdoor Recreation
Virginia National Guard
Adjacent to the town of Blackstone, and located in Nottoway County, is Ft. Pickett. Once an active U.S. Army base, it is now home to the Virginia Army National Guard. Many units from all branches of the military services train there throughout the year.
Living Near Fort Pickett
VA Home loans are great for military personnel who are stationed at Fort Pickett or want to live a reasonable distance from their workplace. All retired and active duty servicemen and women can qualify for a VA Loan. Call us, 816-268-4025, today to get your Fort Pickett VA Home Loan today!