Historic Boydton is an 18th century town located in Southern Virginia.
A completed street enhancement project renders a charming Victorian
ambiance to the entire historic district, which includes quaint dining and
shopping opportunities and year-round festivals.
As the county seat, it boasts a unique hexastyle Greek Revival courthouse. Built and
designed by Jefferson's own builder, it is a replica of the State
Capitol in Richmond. From its central location on a lush court square,
it commands your attention, but is quite at home among the quaint,
vintage buildings surrounding it. The Boyd Tavern (C 1790), a former
stagecoach stopover for the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road, represents a
fine example of work by Jacob Holt.
A walking tour highlights a
replica of the Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road, a pre-civil war, timbered
turnpike, which played a crucial role in the transporting of tobacco to
the Petersburg tobacco market.