Prettyman's Rolling Road

Prettyman's Rolling Road (HMHON)

Location: Urbanna, VA 23175 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.194', W 76° 34.38'

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This historical landscape hasn't really changed in the past 250 years. The Factor Store has gone through many transitions from a tobacco inspection facility and general store, to private homes, to the Urbanna Library and, finally, to the museum you see today. The Factor Store is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Walk up to the site and enjoy the view - and discover its history and charm.

More than 200 years ago, Virginia Street was called "Prettyman's Rolling Road." Laborers rolled "hogsheads" - barrels of tobacco - downhill to the merchant ships or uphill from the ships to the inspection office and store.

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Rolling the hogsheads (barrels) was hard work. Do you think any hogsheads got away? How would you stop one?
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateway Network
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361211 N 4166656
Decimal Degrees37.63656667, -76.57300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.194', W 76° 34.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 11.64" N, 76° 34' 22.80" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38134 State Rte 602, Urbanna VA 23175, US
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