Prince Edward

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  • Region: Central Virginia
  • Office of Economic Development and Tourism
  • 121 E. Third Street
    Farmville, VA, 23901
  • (434) 392-1482

Where the Civil War Meets the Civil Rights Movement

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.

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