8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Farmville, Virginia

Published on 8/29/2022
Did you know that Farmville, Virginia was once a major transportation hub? Or that it is home to Longwood University? These are just a few of the interesting facts about Farmville. In this blog post, we will explore 6 things you probably didn't know about this charming town in central Virginia. So, if you're ever in the area, be sure to stop by and check it out!

1. Farmville developed near the headwaters of the Appomattox River in central Virginia; the waterway was long its main transportation access to other markets.

2. In the 19th century, a railroad was constructed here. Since the late 20th century, the former railway has been converted to the High Bridge Trail State Park, a more than 30-mile-long (48 km) rail trail park.

3. US 15, VA 45 and US 460 now intersect at Farmville.

4. The town is the home of Longwood University and is the town nearest to Hampden–Sydney College.

5. Farmville is also home to The Farmville Herald, a daily newspaper founded in 1882.

6. Farmville was the site of the famous "Battle of farmville" during the American Civil War.

7. Farmville was the fourth largest tobacco market in Virginia by 1836

8. And last but not least, Farmville is known for its annual Dogwood Festival, which celebrates the dogwood trees that bloom in the spring.

So there you have it, seven things you probably didn't know about Farmville, Virginia! We hope you found this blog post informative and that it will encourage you to visit this charming town in central Virginia. Thanks for reading!


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