About Us

The Farmville - Prince Edward Historical Society is an outgrowth of Historic Farmville, Inc. Established in 1986 by businessmen and history enthusiasts, the purpose was to promote the preservation of downtown Farmville storefronts and to establish a designated historic area.

Historical Society meetings are held January through November, the third Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise announced.

Historical Society Board of Directors

President: Jimmy Hurt
Vice Pres.: John Burton
Secretary: Benedict Chatelain
Treasurer: Phyllis Guilliams
Historian: Billy Poulston
Directors: Edwina Covington
  Richard McClintock
  Kay Whitfield
  Bob Flippen

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Our Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, October 19th, 7 pm at the Historic Farmville Train Station.

The speaker will be FPEHS Vice-President John Burton, who will present "Bizarre Local Tales of the Paranormal and Supernatural!" Just in time for Halloween, come hear about the Venable Ghost of Hampden-Sydney and the Tragedy of Cushing Hall. Find out about Longwood's Theater Ghost and other scholarly spirits, and learn about other local legends of monsters and mysteries!

Guests always welcomed.

Historical Society Archives

The Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society Archives contain unique collections related to Farmville and Prince Edward County history. These collections include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, organizational records, memorabilia, and ephemera and are available to researchers and members of the public. The historical society archives are stored at Longwood University's Greenwood Library Archives and the finding aids for these collections can be found online.

Click here to search the archives.

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Tobacco Warehouse, Downtown Farmville, ca. 1914
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Norfolk Western Train Depot, Farmville, ca. 1913
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High Street, Farmville, ca. 1916
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Post Office, Farmville
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Farmville Lake, ca. 1932
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Main Street, Farmville, ca. 1913
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Main Street, Farmville
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Main Street, Farmville

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Past newsletters can be found on the FPEHS Digital Commons.

Useful Links

Virginia Chronicle: (digitized Farmville Herald newspapers 1893-2010)

Greenwood Library: (Longwood University Archives, FPEHS Archives, Farmville Herald microfilm & bound volumes, genealogy resources)

Digital Commons: (FPEHS digitized archival material)

Robert Russa Moton Museum

Central Virginia Regional Library

Hampden-Sydney College Bortz Library & Archives

Library of Virginia & State Archives

South Central Virginia Genealogical Society