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Near Critz in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reynolds Homestead

 
 
Reynolds Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
September 9, 2009
1. Reynolds Homestead Marker
Inscription. Four miles to the north is Rock Spring Plantation, the boyhood home of industrialist R. J. Reynolds. The land was settled in 1814 by Abram Reynolds and his wife Mary Harbour. About 1843 their son Hardin William Reynolds built the present brick house for his bride Nancy Jane Cox. The couple had 16 children, including Richard Joshua Reynolds, who founded R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1970 the house was restored by Hardin's granddaughter, Nancy Susan Reynolds.
 
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number U-34.)
 
Location. 36° 35.963′ N, 80° 9.444′ W. Marker is near Critz, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is at the intersection of JEB Stuart Highway (U.S. 58) and Abram Penn Highway (County Route 626), on the right when traveling north on JEB Stuart Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Critz VA 24082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Reynolds Homestead (approx. 3.1 miles away); Frontier Fort (approx. 5.7 miles away); Colonel Abram Penn (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stuart
Reynolds Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
2. Reynolds Homestead Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away); William Byrdís Survey of 1728 (approx. 8.5 miles away); Blue Ridge Mission School (approx. 10.8 miles away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 13.2 miles away in North Carolina); Stack-Bickett Law Office (approx. 13.4 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Critz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reynolds Family Homestead. The site is a Commonwealth Campus of Virginia Tech, featuring the birthplace and boyhood home of R.J. Reynolds, a Continuing Education Center, and a Forest Resources Research Center. (Submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reynolds Family History. (Submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Rock Spring image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
3. Rock Spring
The plantation is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Rear View of the Reynolds Home image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
4. Rear View of the Reynolds Home
The kitchen and ice house outbuildings are on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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