My friend Donna and I took a several hour Sunday afternoon meander through the back roads of Powhatan today just to take pictures. If you want to touch history, capture the heart and soul of the county, and catch a glimpse of the photogenic spots, leave the busy, main thoroughfare and cruise the back roads, the roads less traveled. I condensed my 75 pictures to these….
Come with us on our jaunt and enjoy the pictures.
If someone knows the history of this rock….it would be interesting to post.
Several links about the history:
I wish I had looked at the signs, especially at Belmead, and gotten a little of the history. If anyone can fill in any history on these spots please add a comment.
- Wanda Starke: We went to Belmead when they had something going on and they had a book with the people who were buried in the graveyard. It was real sad, because most were infants and I can’t remember seeing but one or two over the age of 34. I remember sitting in church there in the 50’s listening to the cadets doing drills. There used to be a row of shops where the men learned a trade. Otto taught the blacksmiths. I remember a tailor, barbershop and I’m not sure about others.
- Linda Smith: The original owner and builder of the house was a distant relative of the Cocke family that I work for. They are and old Virginia family who’s forefather’s immigrated from England in the 1600s.
It’s lovely that it’s being saved, even though the pace is slow. My 92 year old neighbor well remembers when it was being used as a trainer center for young men from ‘the north’.