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September 3, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Mystery: Buckingham Literary Society

Monticello’s Book Room. Courtesy Jefferson Library and Monticello.

Recently, Slate River Ramblings reader Jeremy Winfrey discovered the following Buckingham County tidbit. . . .

Beginning in 1871, three acres of land in Buckingham County, were owned by the Buckingham Literary Society and taxed to the trustees which included my cousin, Thomas Meredith Agee.  G. W. Baber & others are also listed as trustees of the Society. By 1900, the land was listed in the tax books as “T M Agee (L. society)”.

The small tract was located near “Sharon” – probably Sharon Baptist Church.  Jeremy believes the three acres were located in the vicinity of routes 671, 622, and 651.


Does a Slate River Ramblings reader recognize the Buckingham Literary Society?

Was it connected to Buckingham Literary Academy?  Click here to learn more about it:

Buckingham Literary Academy, Part I


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  1. Paula. Sprouse / Sep 3 2020 7:28 am

    Love reading the history of my home town. Very interesting and informative..

    • Joanne Yeck / Sep 3 2020 7:31 am

      Thanks, Paula!


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