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May 5, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Mystery: Beesville

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Once upon a time there was a post office in Buckingham County known as Beesville.

In 1880, Robert L. Baber, a Magistrate for the county, lived near there.  At one time, he was the owner of Baber’s Mill, on Rock Island Creek, where there was a grist mill as well as a saw mill.

In 1880, his son,Thomas Howard Baber, operated a grocery at Beesville.  Robert L. Baber, Jr. was also a retail grocer.

Did a farmer in the Rock Island Creek neighborhood keep bees?

Can a Slate River Ramblings reader comment further about Beesville, particularly how it got its name?

For more about Baber’s Mill:

Buckingham Mills: Baber Mill

Buckingham Nuggets: Baber’s Mill

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