Proffit in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Proffit Historic District
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-22.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 38° 6.342′ N, 78° 25.38′ W. Marker is in Proffit, Virginia, in Albemarle Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Mills (approx. 2.1 miles away); Monacan Indian Village (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skirmish at Rio Hill (approx. 3 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 3 miles away); Rio Hill (approx. 3 miles away); Free State (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Springs (approx. 3.9 miles away); Six Miles of Trails (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . . 17˘ Away from Charlottesville. Interviews with James E. Payne in Proffit Virginia by Mikea Brand, University of Virginia. “The railroad station was far from the house—the one I’m talking about now. The station was torn down, but house is still there. It was two rooms for passengers, a baggage room, and a operator’s room—Morse code. Five trains a day. I think, 3 going south and two going north. 17˘ fare to Charlottesville. Double track then, though. Ain’t but one track down there now. Sidetrack and everything. We used to work on Saturday loading with pulpwood and stuff in it. People go into the mountains, bring pulpwood—you know, to make paper out of. Down there working all Saturday trying to make a couple of quarters.” (Submitted on March 11, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,284 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.