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October 15, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County’s Norvell House Revisited, Part I

Norvell House, c. 2012. Photo by Joanne Yeck.

It all started in January of 2013. . . .

I posted the following, hoping to identify a house I’d seen while driving in Buckingham County, Virginia:

Anyone who has conducted research in Buckingham County knows all about “brick walls” and apparently unsolvable mysteries. From time to time, I will post a photo of a house or an individual or a family in the hopes that someone can make a positive identification of the image. Here’s my first mystery image.

Driving in the general vicinity of Sharps Creek or Diana Mills (I don’t know precisely where I was), I saw this substantial dwelling, complete with requisite Buckingham slate roof. This is my Harris family’s old stomping ground.

Can anyone identify it? If you can identify a family who owned the house at one time (or now), please let me know approximately the decade and century as well as the family surname. Thanks!

This post was followed by two more, relating that the home once belonged to the Norvell family.

To learn more details, click on these two links. Be sure to read the comments.

Buckingham Mystery: The Norvell House

Buckingham Mystery: The Norvell House, Part II


Recently, Slate River Ramblings follower Jeremy Winfrey contacted me with new information about what was once the Norvell home. Take some time to catch up and prepare to read more!

Coming next: Buckingham County’s Norvell House Revisited, Part II


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