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The Heart of Your Adventure

The Heart of Your Adventure (THOYA) collaboration is making great things happen in the area! No matter what your sense of “Adventure” may be – the Farmville Community has it ready and waiting for you!

THOYA is composed of representatives from: The Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, The Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County Tourism, and Farmville Downtown Partnership. In early 2015 they proudly had a LOVEworks sculpture constructed for all citizens and visitors to enjoy and use for taking fun photos. This is the 40th LOVE sculpture of its kind in Virginia, and we certainly think it is the BEST!

Farmville’s sculpture depicts the High Bridge, which was the site of one of the last battles of the American Civil War, with trains from both the Union and Confederacy poised on its tracks. It includes an inlaid 1918 Sanborn Fire Insurance map reproduction of downtown Farmville. It was constructed of locally hewn and crafted materials and assembled on site.

THE LAST STAND: The Civil War
Comes to Farmville

Before Appomattox, there was Farmville. Still reeling from the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, General Robert E. Lee and his men in gray moved westward to this town in the Heart of Virginia to be ready for a last stand against the forces of General Ulysses S. Grant.

The Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville transported all who attend the Sesquicentennial event in March, 2015, back to that day in 1865 when soldiers from both sides of the conflict converged on this south central Virginia town en route to the final surrender. We met Generals Lee and Grant and the men who fought in Blue and Gray. A walking tour of sites central to this pivotal day between High Bridge and Appomattox was rolled out for the first time. Then there were the women who survived the valiant last days as they buried their dead in the Confederate Cemetery.

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