Another Saturday, another road trip. This time we were going to go to Prestwould Plantation just outside of Clarksville, Virginia.
Our first stop on the way was to take photos of the Old Caswell County Courthouse in Yanceyville, NC. Once upon a time, Caswell County was one of the richest counties in North Carolina. It was the birthplace of the bright-leaf tobacco curing process prior to the Civil War which led to the building of magnificent homes, commercial buildings and this courthouse which was built in 1858.
The Old Courthouse was also the site of the Kirk-Holden War, a dark period during Reconstruction.
Today, the textile and tobacco industries are long gone from the area and most residents have to commute long distances for work. It has one of the highest levels of unemployment for the region.
|Those two dark objects on the weathervane? Crows|
The courthouse was closed, so these next pictures are from the Caswell County Historical Association.
Looks like I need to come back and take interior pictures, doesn't it?