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Bacova in Bath County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bacova

 
 
Bacova Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
1. Bacova Marker
Inscription. The Tidewater Hardwood Company built a lumber mill and company town here, 192–1922, naming it Bacova, a contraction for Bath Co., Va. Narrow-gauge railroads brought the logs to the mill. The company paid workers in scrip redeemable for rent, medical attention, and supplies at the company store. After a decade, mill operations slowed during the Great Depression and stopped altogether in 1936. Salvage metal and railroad engines, rails, and cars were sold to Japan just before World War II. Private investors bought the Bacova tract, and in 1957 the founder of The Bacova Guild, Ltd., a group of artists and craftsmen, purchased the town.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-37.)
 
Location. 38° 3.258′ N, 79° 50.545′ W. Marker is in Bacova, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 687 and Post Office Drive, on the right when traveling west on County Route 687. Touch for map. On the lawn in the front of the post office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Post Office Drive, Bacova VA 24412, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Dinwiddie (approx. 1.8 miles away); Garth Newel
Bacova Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
2. Bacova Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); The County Seat of Bath (approx. 2.9 miles away); Union Hurst School (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mary Johnston (approx. 3.1 miles away); Early Bath County Courthouses (approx. 3.4 miles away); Terrill Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Rev. Dr. William H. Sheppard (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Bacova Guild. “Bacova’s first products focused on nature art laminated into fiberglass items including the famous classic Bacova fiberglass covered mailboxes. ” (Submitted on November 14, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Bacova Post Office image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
3. Bacova Post Office
View of Bacova from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
4. View of Bacova from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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