Charlotte County’s Toombs Tobacco Farm is an exceptionally complete example of a typical 19th- and 20th-century tobacco farm in a region where economic prosperity revolved around the production and sale of this crop. In addition to its mid-19th-century dwelling, the complex includes tobacco barns, packing shed, smokehouse, servants’ quarters, barn, corncrib, chicken coop, family cemetery, and other tobacco and agricultural-related structures. Prior to its sale in 1981, the Toombs family had owned it for a century, and many Toombs descendants still live in the area. The Toombs Tobacco Farm with its mélange of utilitarian structures gives a clear picture of how the majority of rural Virginia families lived and toiled during that era.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark