Monday, February 1, 2016

Through My Lens - Farmville Mill & First Streets

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Sunday was nearly 70 out so we headed to Farmville which is about an hour and a half drive in Prince Edward County.

A great fire in 1898 destroyed all of the original early 19th century riverfront warehouses.

These warhouses were built in 1899.

In 1837, Farmville was the 4th largest tobacco port in Virginia. Tobacco was stored in the warehouses until it could be shipped down the Appomattox River Canal to Petersburg on bateaux.

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens


  1. I've always enjoyed visiting Virginia. We've not been here but must put it on our "to-do "list! Thank you! Have grand day!

  2. The Cave Spring neighborhood is recovering nicely from all the snow and we went for a nice long walk in the sun yesterday. I'm enjoying your shots of Farmville.

  3. Well, that was an interesting journey to Farmville. Thanks for sharing. Looks like many places need some TLC. I especially liked the "warhouses." :)

  4. lots to like in Farmville...even the name

  5. The old tobacco warehouse in your last couple of shots particularly catches my eye.

  6. Love the old town charm and the rich history of the place. Thanks so much for including your post in this weeks "Through my Lens"

    Mersad Donko Photography

  7. Very interesting!
    Hope you are having a great day!

  8. Love seeing all the old buildings! You always find great ones! Thanks for posting them!

  9. What great buildings and that snow!!!! Still there. Smashing shots.

  10. When we were thinking of retiring in the foothills of the Va. Mtns. Farmville came up as a possible area of interest. We had never been there, just liked where it was located on the map. :-) It's awesome seeing these really lovely photos of this town.

  11. Interesting bit of Farmville history there. Love the aged bricks.


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