Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A Brief History

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A history that begins with the land and, like the county's myriad streams, flows seamlessly onward into the future.

Queen of Virginia's tobacco-producing counties, one of the top five fossil sites in the world, home to heroes, adventurers, counterfeiters and innovators...Pittsylvania County's lush, rolling farmland has seen a host of significant events and personalities throughout its nearly three centuries. Join local historian and longtime resident Larry G. Aaron as he guides ...

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Overview

A history that begins with the land and, like the county's myriad streams, flows seamlessly onward into the future.

Queen of Virginia's tobacco-producing counties, one of the top five fossil sites in the world, home to heroes, adventurers, counterfeiters and innovators...Pittsylvania County's lush, rolling farmland has seen a host of significant events and personalities throughout its nearly three centuries. Join local historian and longtime resident Larry G. Aaron as he guides you through Pittsylvania's rich and remarkable history, from the achievements and sufferings of Pittsylvanians through all of America's major wars to the lives of the county's African Americans and the early history of neighboring Danville, the last capital of the Confederacy. A concise, enjoyable volume that you will treasure for years to come.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596295315
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/15/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,461,864
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 People of the Land 13

Chapter 2 The First Pittsylvanians 16

Chapter 3 The Explorers 24

Chapter 4 Colonial Settlers 32

Chapter 5 A Gathering Storm 45

Chapter 6 The Road to Yorktown 53

Chapter 7 Antebellum Days 64

Chapter 8 Tobacco Rows and Roads 80

Chapter 9 The Other Pittsylvanians 87

Chapter 10 A Village on the Dan 99

Chapter 11 The Civil War 106

Chapter 12 Hard Times and Recovery 120

Chapter 13 The Twentieth Century 129

Chapter 14 Millennium Makeover 148

Bibliography 157

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