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Sheppards in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Store Village

 
 
New Store Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. New Store Village Marker
Inscription.  Four miles west is the site of New Store Village, in early times an important stop on the stage coach road between Richmond and Lynchburg. Philip Watkins McKinney, governor of Virginia 1890-1894, was born here in 1832. Peter Francisco, Revolutionary War hero, grew to maturity at nearby Hunting Towers, home of Judge Anthony Winston, an uncle of Patrick Henry.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number F-61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 37° 23.442′ N, 78° 29.108′ W. Marker is in Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Francisco Road (County Route 626), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eve of Appomattox (here, next to this marker); Clifton (within shouting distance of this marker); March to Appomattox (approx. 2.4 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 4 miles away); New Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 6 miles away); Samuel P. Bolling (approx. 6.2 miles away); James F. Lipscomb (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheppards.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Francisco. A remarkable Revolutionary War hero. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Two Markers at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
2. Two Markers at the Intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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