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Historical Significance The Reynolds Homestead is the former Rock Spring Plantation House, the birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds. Built in 1843, the two-story brick home has been restored to its nineteenth century…

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Historical Significance In 1806, white slave owner Abel West freed all of his slaves by deed. In his 1816 will, West left these freed slaves two hundred acres in Boston, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The land was given to them and their heirs to…

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Historical Significance The nine-acre Freedman's Cemetery was established in Danville in the 1870's for formerly enslaved and free African Americans. It is located behind the Danville National Cemetery, burial ground for Union soldiers who perished…

Historical Significance In the mid-19th century a stone obelisk was erected to memorialize the heroism of Frank Padget, an enslaved man who lost his life during a rescue effort of some 40 people following the worst accident ever to occur on the…

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