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March 30, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

1901: White Hall Advertisement

Appomattox and Buckingham Times. Courtesy Library of Virginia.

During 1899, the town of White Hall in Buckingham County underwent significant financial upheaval on its way to becoming Dillwyn. In 1901, as this advertisement suggests, locals still called the town White Hall although the post office was now named Dillwyn.

The above ad appeared in a February, 1901 issue of the Appomattox and Buckingham Times and was designed to encourage customers of all kinds to visit White Hall. Addressed to the people of Appomattox, Buckingham, and adjoining counties, the copy indicates that businesses in White Hall were plentiful and friendly. In addition to meeting everyday needs such as groceries and dry goods, merchants in the town welcomed a variety of lumber products. Businessmen J. A. Clark and Emmet D. Gregory were mentioned by name, as well as the advertiser, A. W. Moore — all eager to serve their customers!

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Learn more about Emmet D. Gregory here: Buckingham Notables: Emmet D. Gregory

Click on these links for more about White Hall:

Buckingham News: White Hall, 1899

Auction: White Hall (Dillwyn)

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