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Sheppards in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Store Village

 
 
New Store Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. New Store Village Marker
Inscription. Four miles west is the site of New Store Village, in early times an important stop on the stage coach road between Richmond and Lynchburg. Philip Watkins McKinney, governor of Virginia 1890-1894, was born here in 1832. Peter Francisco, Revolutionary War hero, grew to maturity at nearby Hunting Towers, home of Judge Anthony Winston, an uncle of Patrick Henry.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number F-61.)
 
Location. 37° 23.442′ N, 78° 29.108′ W. Marker is in Sheppards, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Francisco Road (County Route 626), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eve of Appomattox (here, next to this marker); Clifton (within shouting distance of this marker); March to Appomattox (approx. 2.4 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 4 miles away); New Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367
Two Markers at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Two Markers at the Intersection
(approx. 6 miles away); James F. Lipscomb (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cumberland Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheppards.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Francisco. A remarkable Revolutionary War hero. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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