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Ever Discovered Your Little Burg is Famous for Something?

Well I'm not a native of Virginia, though I've lived here longer than anywhere else. Where? Nelson County, Virginia, USA. Well that little spot, if it was ever considered famous, was known for its moonshine, and later for its marijuana. I've tasted the former, but avoided the latter...

But one day I was to stumble upon something that put old Nelson County into a different light -- at least the part of it known as Arrington, a largely (though by no means exclusively) black community.

During my house-to-house visitations I spotted, in a wood, a few tombstones. I just had to stop and jot down the epitaphs so I could put them online for family tree seekers. One of the stones had a most stimulating message indeed!

This message led me to learn more of the identity of one of the deceased, which led to a family tree, which led to... HISTORY. That is the topic of my article (not excessively long, but hopefully packed with fascinating moments),

A Chance Encounter Leads to a Rendezvous with History

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MegL wrote on July 28, 2017, 6:27 PM

Amazing what you can come across just by chance.

VinceSummers wrote on July 28, 2017, 8:11 PM

It certainly amazed me. As I say, Arrington, VA is just a little burg...

EmilysPen wrote on July 29, 2017, 2:11 AM

Perfect timing for me to read this article; I just took a road trip from North Carolina to New Jersey and drove through Virginia. I'm amazed by your discovery, I want to know more about Mary Antoinette.