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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wirtz VA 24184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Taylorís Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Taylorís Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 159 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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