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Near Gills Creek in Franklin County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Taylorís Store

 
 
Taylorís Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
1. Taylorís Store Marker
Inscription. Here stood Taylorís Store, established in 1799 by Skelton Taylor, a lieutenant in the Bedford County militia during the Revolutionary War. After Franklin County was formed, Taylor became a militia captain and overseer of the poor. His store and ordinary served travelers along the nearby Warwick Road, which linked the Southside Piedmont counties with Richmond. The store became the hub of a community known as Taylorís Store and functioned as a post office between 1818 and 1933. It was dismantled ca. 1970.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-98.)
 
Location. 37° 7.089′ N, 79° 47.545′ W. Marker is near Gills Creek, Virginia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Booker T. Washington Highway (Virginia Route 122) just west of Inglewood Road (Route 672), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wirtz VA 24184, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Booker T. Washington Birthplace (approx. 3.4 miles away); Birthplace of General Jubal Early (approx. 5.5 miles away); Jubal Early Homeplace (approx. 6.5 miles away);
Taylorís Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Taylorís Store Marker
Jubal A. Early Homeplace (approx. 6.5 miles away); Ferrum College (approx. 6.7 miles away); Carolina Road (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Blackwater (approx. 6.7 miles away); Norfolk and Western Caboose (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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