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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

019-5146 Toombs Tobacco Farm

Toombs Tobacco Farm
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/15/1999

NRHP Listing Date 01/28/2000

NPS property number 00000027

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 farm with its melange of utilitarian structures gives a clear picture of how the majority of rural Virginia families lived and toiled during that era.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018