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Powhatan History

Interesting history of Powhatan County, Virginia

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Va. State Trooper Josh Barner receives his late father's badge number

Va. State Trooper Josh Barner receives his late father's badge number

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After 27 years of soothing and treating four-legged patients and their owners, Dr. Steve Larrick, founder of Powhatan Animal Hospital, is putting himself out to pasture, and retiring effective March 2, 2015.

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Belmead in the late 19th century. Photographer: Lancaster, Robert A., Jr. Belmead, a plastered Gothic Revival house with large three-story entrance tower; outbuilding visible in the distance; people pose in front of house.

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Young women from St. Francis de Sales Academy in Powhatan singing "Kum by Yah" during Black Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, September 28, 1969. | Richmond Newspapers, Inc., Bob Brown photographer.

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Snowfall Map of Blizzard of 1996 - Yup! I remember the 2 feet of snow in Powhatan during this.

Snowfall Map of Blizzard of 1996

"Full Court Panel to Sit In Powhatan School Case" - May 21, 1963 article on on Powhatan School desegregation (Powhatan tried to close public schools to avoid desegregation) | The Free Lance-Star

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May 19, 1979 article on TV's The Circuit Rider (Bill Livermon) and his horse Justice. The Free Lance-Star

The Free Lance-Star - Google News Archive Search

Prison layoffs minimized Top Story of the Year For Powhatan in 2014

Prison layoffs minimized Top Story of the Year

Emmanuel Episcopal Church cemetery was surveyed in 1996 by Sharon Lee Nowery. The cemetery sits to the right of the church. In addition to the engraved tombstones, many are without engraving, one sunken tombstone, presumably unmarked graves, and the three tombstones for Charlotte N. (Page) Smith, Harry Smith and Mary Ann (Hobson) Page are completely covered with brush to the left rear of the cemetery.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery

photo from the June 24, 1994, edition of the Powhatan Today shows Powhatan High School softball head coach Marie Crump grinning from ear to ear after winning the first state title in school history.

From the archives: Crump's five state titles

Lyle Saxton, of Powhatan, has been inducted into the Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress Hall of Fame, an international industry organization, with a lifetime achievement award for his work to help improve the nation’s surface transportation system, including working on early precursors to the modern GPS system.

Powhatan man receives international award

The 1996 Powhatan Indians won the first football state championship in Powhatan County history when they beat Giles County 20-8 at Midlothian High School. The game, which took place in “a steady downpour for all but the final minutes,” was dubbed “The Mud Bowl” by then-staff writer Don Murry.

From the archives: state championship glory

The daughters of the late Powhatan artist, William Youngblood, are ready to share their father’s work with the world again. "Legacy," an exhibit of his work, goes on display at the end of the month at the Uptown Gallery in Richmond, his daughter Judy Lane of Richmond said. More than 100 framed and matted pieces created by Youngblood will be on display from July 29 to Sept. 27 in the upstairs of the gallery at 1305 W. Main St.

Late artist’s work featured in city art show

The Fourth of July weekend marked the 40th anniversary since the Daniels opened Cozy Acres Family Campground in July 1974 at 2177 Ridge Road.

Cozy Acres Campground marks its 40th year

Belmead embraces its educational roots

Belmead embraces its educational roots

University of Tennessee-Knoxville's archeological dig for the last four summers around the home of Fred & Carolyn Neurohr on Old Buckingham Road (French's Tavern, built in 1730, and on the National Register of Historic Places), is uncovering the history of western Powhatan.

University team digs into local history

On Page 45 (47 in the PDF) in "Virginians Who Lost Their Lives in the World War" (1921) among those from Powhatan who were listed, it was noted that they had died of disease - (I wonder if it was the flu of 1918?): Ollie Brown of Ballsville, October, 3 1918; Erskin Winston, of Powhatan, October 8, 1918

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The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond - Lillian Lincoln Lambert - Google Books (includes some interesting reading about Ballsville)

The Road to Someplace Better

Bobby Wilcox poses inside Lukhard's Virginia Pantry - from summer 2006 edition of Virginia ABC Licensee newsletter

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  • Kathleen Waters
    Kathleen Waters

    Bobby and his wife were friends and neighbors. Such wonderful people. I left Va in 2006 and moved to Az for several years. I sure was sad that Virginia Pantry was gone when I came back in 2012. I miss them and hope they are doing well.

  • Leslie Payne
    Leslie Payne

    Kathleen Waters I agree! I could get the best food gifts to send to relatives in California at Virginia Pantry!

In VA there are 7 counties with Indian names but Powhatan County is the only one named after a chief. The James River forms its northern border and the Appomattox River is on the south side. The county is named for the paramount chief of the powerful confederacy of tribes of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans in the Tidewater in 1607, when the British settled at Jamestown.

Welcome to Powhatan County, Virginia

Franklin Equipment Co: Built before WW II by Mr Bohlen, owner of Mill Quarter Plantation, to export Tobacco back to Germany. When US entered war with Germany he was out of business. E. Floyd Yates purchased the building & rented to new Lawyer & returning WW II Veteran, William R. Blandford & his wife Aileen as a temporary home. In 1947 it became Yates Tractor Co. Later it became Franklin Equipment and now Erin's Village Eatery

Elwood Yates Jr - Timeline Photos | Facebook

Powhatan Colored School, Powhatan County (imprint: c Aug. 1937) | Virginia Department of Education, Division of School Buildings, Photographs of Public Schools, 1900-1963. | Accession 31032 , State Records Collection | Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

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Capt Joseph E. Hobson (Aug. 26, 1837 - Apr. 19, 1919) was a member of Company E, Fourth Virginia Cavalry 1861-1865. He enlisted on May 25, 1861. In October of 1861 he suffered with Typhoid. Promoted to Second Lieutenant on April 25, 1862, he made First Lieutenant 3 days later. Was made a Captain on October 14, 1864. He was paroled May 11, 1865 at Manchester. He attended Hampden-Sydney College. His stone is inscibed: Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the end of that man is Peace.

Capt Joseph E. Hobson (1837 - 1919) - Find A Grave Memorial

The Benjamin Hobson Family And Hobson's Chapel During the 18th and 19th centuries, there were two unrelated Hobson families in Powhatan County. The Adcock Hobson family came from Northumberland County and lived at "Blenheim". The other Hobson family-that of John Hobson-came from White Oak Swamp in Henrico. Descendents of the latter family built Hobson's Chapel.

Benjamin Hobson History