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“Down The County” Country Stores

“Down The County” Country Stores

Middlesex County, Virginia has an area of approximately 211 square miles, and is made up of several unincorporated communities. In this excerpt of our County Store Tour throughout Middlesex, we are going to focus on our “Down The County” Stores, meaning...
“Up The County” Country Stores

“Up The County” Country Stores

Middlesex County, Virginia has an area of approximately 211 square miles, and is made up of several unincorporated communities. For our Country Store tour, we are going to begin “Up The County”, as many locals have referred to it, meaning the northwest...
The History of The Country Store

The History of The Country Store

Old general stores are found often in rural communities, some may still be in business while others are converted into visitor centers, new businesses, or sadly, torn down. The origination of the country store, or general store, dates back to the colonial period when...
Recording: Fairfield Foundation’s Urbanna Archaeology Dig

Recording: Fairfield Foundation’s Urbanna Archaeology Dig

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society recently conducted a virtual lecture with the Fairfield Foundation on the Urbanna archaeological dig in Urbanna, specifically at the Sandwich location. Below, you will find a recording of the lecture. We would also...