Bacova (HM1BXL)

Location: Bacova, VA 24412 Bath County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 3.258', W 79° 50.545'

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The Tidewater Hardwood Company built a lumber mill and company town here, 192-1922, naming it Bacova, a contraction for Bath Co., Va. Narrow-gauge railroads brought the logs to the mill. The company paidworkers in scrip redeemable for rent, medical attention, and supplies at the company store. After a decade, mill operations slowed during the Great Depression and stopped altogether in 1936. Salvage metal and railroad engines, rails, and cars were sold to Japan just before World War II. Private investors bought the Bacova tract, and in 1957 the founder of The Bacova Guild, Ltd., a group of artists and craftsmen, purchased the town.
Marker NumberD-37
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 601559 N 4212472
Decimal Degrees38.05430000, -79.84241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.258', W 79° 50.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 15.48" N, 79° 50' 32.70" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10245 Jackson River Turnpike, Bacova VA 24412, US
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