Early days in Charlotte County, VA, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 57-page booklet, printed on 8.5" x 11" opaque white 60# paper, with parchtex card stock covers. The front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The spiral-bound booklet is comprised of excerpts from Henry Howe's 1845 Historical Collections of Virginia, and Charlotte county Virginia, compiled by J. Cullen Carrington in 1907. This booklet will enlighten the historian, delight the genealogist, and entertain the Civil War or Revolutionary War buff. Its contents include: Residences of Patrick Henry (Red Hill), John Randolph (Roanoke) and Judge Paul Carrington (Ingleside), Col. Joel Watkins (Woodfork), Col. Joseph Morton, Col. Clement Carrington (Edgehill), Major R.V. Gaines ("Do Well) and others; Examples of Henry's eloquent oratory; the duel between Randolph and Henry Clay; the courthouse; Cub Creek Church, Keysville Baptist Church; Religion and Morality; Schools; the Negro in 1907; Laws, taxation, exemptions; Geography, Topography, Geology and Mineralogy; Climate; a Description of the Valley of the Staunton; Forestry, wild game, mineral waters, fishing, grapes, etc.; Stock raising; the Test Farm of the Dept. of Agriculture; Tobacco and other crops; Transportation; the city of Charlotte Coourthouse in 1907; Drake's Branch, Keysville; pictures of many residences.
Charlotte County, VA
Sources: History of Charlotte County Virginia; Historical Collections of Virginia
Authors: Henry Howe; J. Cullen Carrington
Original Publication Year: 1845
Original Publisher: D. Mason and Co.
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