When you visit Prince Edward County or come to live here, you notice
something right away: while "Southern hospitality" is known world-wide
because communities like Prince Edward County are so gracious and
welcoming, visitors and newcomers experience this every day from the
residents of this county. Whether driving through or stopping to chat
along Main Street in one of the towns in the county, it becomes clear
that no one is a stranger here for long.
Whether visitors come
here for shopping or for history, the citizens of Prince Edward County
appreciate the opportunity to shine.
Where tourism is concerned, Prince Edward is continuing to grow a whole new industry. The county is the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement due to the dubious honor of a school strike in 1951 protesting the very
unequal education offered here. Then, in 1959, the Board of Supervisors
voted to no longer fund public education rather than allow black and
white children to be educated in the same schools. The history of this
part of our county and our country can be found at the Moton Musuem in Farmville, Virginia. The Moton Museum is one of 50 sites along the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail - the only trail of its kind in the nation.