Virgilina Elementary School
Kinda right in town, but no other category to place in. Over 100 yrs old, this building was closed in 2003. Recently purchase and possibly to be torn down. I am trying to locate new owners to get permission to photograph what is left. We have to preserve our history.
- Historical Travel
Oxford, North Carolina is a medium sized town on the northern tier of North Carolina. Just across the state line, there will be a fork in the road. Take the left fork (96 east) straight into Oxford (the right fork goes to Roxboro). Oxford is the seat of Granville County, NC and is right on Interstate 85 (exit 204).
Clarksville, VA is on the manmade Buggs Island Lake. The lake has brought tourism to the area in the form of fishermen, boaters and campers (Occoneechee State Park just across the lake). There is a vibrant downtown shopping area with historical houses. There are abundant restaurants and accommodations from national chains to local restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfasts.
South Boston, VA
As I alluded to in the intro, there are no more hotels in Virgilina. One possibility is for lodging is South Boston, VA just 18 miles down the road (8 miles west on Rt. 96, 10 miles north on Rt. 501). Also, there are plenty of shops downtown and a Wal-Mart just north of the city limits. For NASCAR fans, the South Boston Speedway is just east of town on Rt. 360. Let's not forget the annual Cantaloupe Festival held in mid to late July at the South Boston Speedway.