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February 28, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

The Buckingham Road Revisited, Part III

Site of Planterstown.  Photo by Joanne Yeck.

Click here to catch up: The Buckingham Road Revisited, Part I

Randy Crouse shared the notice below in support of his understanding that, in the early 19th century, a “Buckingham Road” definitely ran through Buckingham County. He noted that while the 1912 article, “An Episode of ‘The Buck and Game Road’,” was interesting and warranted further research, his research, based on the historic newspapers, revealed mentions of a Buckingham Road—in Buckingham County—associated with farms, taverns, inns and stage lines, adding, “This gentleman’s statements do not make sense to me. Perhaps there was a Buck and Game road but I do not believe it is synonymous, contiguous or coincident with the Old Buckingham road.”
Crouse offered the following example, which ran in February 19, 1802 issue of The Examiner:

FOR SALE,
A V A L U A B L E
T R A C T OF L A N D,

IN Buckingham County, on the main road called the Buckingham road, containing four hundred ten acres, and on the waters of Willis’ river, about four miles above Dobson’s Mill, ten miles from Caira, twenty miles from New Canton, and four miles from Planter’s Town on Appomattox. This land is well adapted for the culture of Corn, Wheat and Tobacco; on which there is about seventy-five or an hundred acres of low grounds, that will answer extremely well for meadows, &c. ; about one hundred fifty acres cleared. To any person inclinable to purchase, the terms will be made known by the subscriber living on the premises.

Daniel Jones

February 8th, 1802.

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Was the Buckingham Road referred to in this and other advertisements an extension of the road that still exists today? Was it a completely separate thoroughfare?

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