At a Place Called Buckingham . . . Historic Sketches of Buckingham County, Virginia, Volume Two

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by Joanne Yeck

“At a Place Called Buckingham” — Volume Two once again collects a dozen essays depicting the people and places of Buckingham County, Virginia. Details gleaned from newly discovered county records, contemporary newspaper accounts, and private collections result in a marvelous mosaic of life at the very heart of Virginia. Meet the proprietors of 19th-century hotels and health resorts, ferry operators, educators, stewards of the poor, planters and their slaves, the hard-working men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and notables whose influence reached far beyond the county. A bonus section, “Maysville Gallery,” features photographs made in 1933 as part of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.


Frontier Elegance: Bellmont
Stewards of the Poor: Buckingham County’s Poorhouses
Ferrying across the James River
“Going to the Springs” in Buckingham County
Hospitality and Entertainment: Buckingham Hotel
Spirit and Industry: Buckingham County and the Civilian Conservation Corps
MAYSVILLE GALLERY — Frances Benjamin Johnston
The Village of Buckingham Court House
Elijah G. Hanes and Humanity Hall Academy
Capt. Robert Henry Miller and Life at Millwood
Buckingham County’s Mark Twain: George W. Bagby
The Man behind Alexander Hill: Alexander Moseley
Preserving Buckingham County’s Past: William Gamaliel Shepard
A Life of Service: Louise Harrison McCraw

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Weight 1.02 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.875 × .625 in

1 review for At a Place Called Buckingham . . . Historic Sketches of Buckingham County, Virginia, Volume Two

  1. LaShawn Scruggs

    Is Lucy Scruggs info in this book?

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