Near Critz in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Reynolds Homestead
Hardin and his wife, Nancy Jane Cox, had 16 children including Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and A. D. Reynolds whose son, Richard Samuel Reynolds, founded the Reynolds Metals Company.
The house, a state and national historic landmark, has been restored to its 19th century appearance and is open to the public.
Location. 36° 38.584′ N, 80° 8.896′ W. Marker is near Critz, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Homestead Lane west of Abram Penn Highway (County Route 626), on the right. Touch for map. Turn right when the house comes into view and you will find the marker is immediately on the right. Marker is in this post office area: Critz VA 24082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Reynolds Homestead (approx. 3 miles away); Colonel Abram Penn (approx. Stuart (approx. 6.7 miles away); Blue Ridge Mission School (approx. 8.6 miles away); William Byrdís Survey of 1728 (approx. 10.6 miles away); Fairy Stone State Park (approx. 10.9 miles away).
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1. Virginia Tech - Reynolds Homestead. “The restored Homestead is open for tours Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the months of April through October, tours are also available on weekends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.” (Submitted on April 13, 2014.)
2. R. J. Reynolds. Wikipedia entry. “Richard Joshua "R. J." Reynolds (July 20, 1850 - July 29, 1918) was an American businessman and founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The son of a tobacco farmer, he worked for his father and attended Emory and Henry College from 1868 to 1870, eventually graduating from Bryant and Stratton Business College in Baltimore. He sold his share of the family business in 1874 and moved south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to start his own tobacco company. Reynolds was a savvy businessman and a hard worker, and he quickly became one of the wealthiest citizens of Winston-Salem; eventually, he was the wealthiest person in the state of North Carolina.” (Submitted on April 13, 2014.)
3. Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. Wukipedia entry. “Shortly after World War I, Reynolds founded the U.S. Foil Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the company's early partners were R.J. Reynolds and the British-American Tobacco Company. The company's original business was to roll tin and lead foil for cigarette packaging. Among other innovations, Reynolds devised a moisture-preserving tobacco tin. Later the switch to aluminum foil was made. In 1947, his company introduced Reynolds Wrap. It was sold around the world, it transformed food storage. Reynolds Metals was the second-largest aluminum company in the United States and the third-largest in the world. The Richmond, Virginia, company was bought by ALCOA in 2000.” (Submitted on April 13, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 13, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.