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Manquin in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Prestley Barn”

Built in 1925

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2017
1. "Prestley Barn" Marker
Inscription. James L. Townsend Sr. was a pioneer in the dairy industry in King William County, Virginia. His son, Guy O. Townsend built the barn which has been a landmark on the Richmond-Tappahannock Highway for almost 90 years. A later addition at the end of World War II allowed sixty cows to be milked at one time. Prestley Farm Dairy was an active operation for more than 50 years. At one time, the Townsend family had five dairies in operation in King William County. Restored in 2014 by Carroll Lee Walker and family with the consulting help of William Guy and Emilie Townsend
 
Location. 37° 41.327′ N, 77° 10.736′ W. Marker is in Manquin, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of North Carolina Road (Virginia Route 604) and Richmond-Tappahannock Highway (U.S. 360), on the left when traveling south on North Carolina Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manquin VA 23106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Old Virginia Barn" (here, next to this marker); Henry's Call to Arms (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cornwallis's Route (approx. mile away); Headquarters of Opechancanough (approx.
"Prestley Barn" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2017
2. "Prestley Barn" Marker
2.2 miles away); Edmund Ruffin's Grave (approx. 3 miles away); "Hanover Town" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hanovertown (approx. 3.7 miles away); Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manquin.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
"Prestley Barn" image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2017
3. "Prestley Barn"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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