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Dendron in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surry Lumber Company

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. Surry Lumber Company Marker
Inscription. The Surry Lumber Company, chartered in 1885, was among the largest producers of yellow pine lumber on the East Coast. Here at Mussel Fork Plantation, the company constructed sawmills, box mills, dry kilns, employee housing, and a commissary. The town of Dendron, named after the Greek word for tree, developed around these facilities and by 1920 had more than 2,000 residents. Surry Lumber acquired land and timber in five counties, operated a narrow-gauge railroad, and established logging camps that grew into small towns. The company’s timber supply was depleted during the 1920s, and its mills closed in 1927.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-282.)
 
Location. 37° 2.776′ N, 76° 55.861′ W. Marker is in Dendron, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31) north of 1st Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dendron VA 23839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway (a few steps from this marker); Cypress Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church
Surry Lumber Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. Surry Lumber Company Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Roadside Commerce (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wakefield Fountain Corner (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 6.3 miles away); Southwark Parish Churches (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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