Zehmer Farm

Dinwiddie (County)

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Consisting of a circa 1905 dwelling and 22 historic domestic and agricultural outbuildings, structures, and sites, the Zehmer Farm sits on the outskirts of the Town of McKenney in Dinwiddie County. The farm’s impressive collection of agricultural buildings include flue-cured tobacco barns, a dairy barn, milk houses, and silos as well as structures for storage or for animals. Collectively the farm complex reflects the expansion and modernization typical of property that has served agriculture uses—from timber farming, to tobacco cultivation and curing, to dairy farming—for more than a century. It has the distinction, however, of having been owned during that time by three generations of the Zehmer family, whose dairy operation lasted from 1905 until the early 1960s.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

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