Nat Turner's Slave Revolt: Belmont Plantation

This is the location where the Slave Revolt was ended. The plantation was warned of the attack and the owner, Samuel Blunt, told his slaves that they should stay and defend the family and their plantation with the militia, or join the rebellion. They all ended up staying and defended the home and the family successfully. Lots of Nat’s supporters died before reaching the plantation and the rest were caught and killed as they arrived, but Turner ended up escaping.  

This is significant because of how the slaves agreed to defend the family and their house from the revolt that was going on. They most likely thought about how badly the charges and their life would be if they decided to revolt so they listened to their master to stay on their good side. It doesn’t say what happened to the plantation after the rebellion, but I assume that it continued to run just as it was before. 



Belmont Plantation. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2020, from 


Latitude: 36.710983500000
Longitude: -77.199967500000

Timeline of Events Associated with Nat Turner's Slave Revolt: Belmont Plantation

Date Event Manage
21 Aug 1831 to 23 Aug 1831

Nat Turner's Slave Revolt

On August 21, 1831 Nat Turner started his Slave Revolt in Southampton County, Virgina that lasted for two daysNat and seven of his supporters started by killing his owner with knives, axes, and hatchets as the family slept. They then took guns and horses from the house and got 75 other slaves to help which allowed them kill about 55 white people. With such little numbers though he was doomed when the local slave owners began to fight back with firearms and the state militia arrived with 3,000 men ending the revolt 

After the revolt many of his supporters were beaten and killed in the streets by white locals. Turner managed to escape into the woods and lived out there for about 70 days until he was captured, tried, and hung for the revolt. The revolt struck fear in the Southern states resulting in harder laws against slaves.  


Sources: Editors. (2009, December 02). Nat Turner. Retrieved October 11, 2020, from 

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