Miles B. Carpenter

Miles B. Carpenter (HMO1V)

Location: Waverly, VA 23890 Sussex County
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N 37° 2.26', W 77° 5.635'

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Miles B. Carpenter (1889-1985) moved to a Sussex County peanut farm from Pennsylvania in 1902. He entered the lumber business in 1912 with a planing mill and sawmill. When business slowed during World War II, he whittled figures but did not carve in earnest until the 1960s, when his watermelons, peanut men, and whimsical monsters earned him a national reputation as a folk artist. Carpenter's woodcarvings reflected the influence of Sussex County's two major industries: lumber and peanuts.
HM NumberHMO1V
Marker NumberK 308
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313771 N 4101101
Decimal Degrees37.03766667, -77.09391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.26', W 77° 5.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 15.60" N, 77° 5' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 N County Dr, Waverly VA 23890, US
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