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April 11, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County 1856: Maysville

Slate-River-Ramblings_Maysville-Presbyterian

 Maysville Presbyterian Church, Courtesy Historic Buckingham

In 1856, when William H. Wilson advertised his intended sale of Oakley, he emphasized the farm’s proximity to Maysville and Buckingham Courthouse.  This made the plantation an excellent choice for a professional working in the village or for a farmer desiring a ready market for his produce.

. . . The propinquity of the flourishing and delightful village of Maysville, affords a regular and sure market for milk, butter, poultry, and indeed, everything that can be furnished from the garden, dairy or stock, as well as a regular demand for from fifty to one hundred cords of fire wood.

                The facilities of getting the crops to market are very great.  Slate River is only one mile from the Farmville Plank Road, approaches within six miles of the place, and Hocker’s large manufacturing mills are only six miles distant, and the estate is most convenient to church, mill, and to the blacksmith’s shop.

One of the convenient churches was Maysville Presbyterian.

Coming Next: Hocker’s Mill

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