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Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Tobacco Warehouse

 
 
Old Tobacco Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
1. Old Tobacco Warehouse Marker
Inscription. Traditionally known as the Old Tobacco Warehouse. Built 1766 by James Mills, Scottish merchant. First used as a store and/or warehouse.

Owned and authentically restored by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 38.193′ N, 76° 34.39′ W. Marker is in Urbanna, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Old Virginia Street near Cross Street (Virginia Route 27). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Urbanna VA 23175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Mitchell’s Map (here, next to this marker); A Hub For Commerce (here, next to this marker); Tobacco Was Money (a few steps from this marker); Prettyman’s Rolling Road (a few steps from this marker); The Backyard Garden Was Essential (a few steps from this marker); Sandwich (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Middlesex County Courthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith’s Snapshot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbanna.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Two Markers at the Old Tobacco Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
2. Two Markers at the Old Tobacco Warehouse
This marker is centered in the back wall of the front porch.
Old Tobacco Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
3. Old Tobacco Warehouse
Front view. The porch and its foundation were not present in the original building (see illustration on the “ Prettyman’s Rolling Road” marker). Also known as the James Mills Scottish Factor Store.
Old Tobacco Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
4. Old Tobacco Warehouse
Side view.
Old Tobacco Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 16, 2010
5. Old Tobacco Warehouse
Rear view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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