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Newsletter and December 2004 Meeting Notice

Please note that the meeting will be Monday, December 13, at 7:00 P. M. at the Surry County Va. Recreation Center.
Our Speaker will be Mary Harding Sadler.

She is a Historical Architect, and is working with Mosley Architects to ensure that our new Courthouse addition is in keeping with our present Courthouse, which is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Mary holds a degree in Architecture from UVA. Her experience includes work with the Virginia Department of Historical Resources. We look forward to hearing from Mrs. Sadler at our December meeting. [Contact Information: Mary Harding Sadler, Sadler and Whitehead Architects, PLC at
http://www.richmondneighborhoods.org/architects.html]

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President's Report

Although born and reared in Petersburg, I have spent over half my life in Surry County. The seeds of my love for the county were sown during the 1940's while living at Pleasant Point during the summer months. The contrast between living at Pleasant Point and living in Walnut Hill in Petersburg was great. As a boy, I became fascinated with Surry's rural settings.

The most vivid contrast of rural living and urban living for a small boy was the wide open spaces in Surry County. My father rented several parcels of land adjacent to Pleasant Point to local farmers to plant corn and peanuts. Working the fields during the 1940's were our neighbors. They would be in the open fields from early morning until sunset ploughing and hoeing weeds. I developed an admiration for these hard-working people.

I also loved and admired our housekeeper, Estelle. She was a short, stocky lady from Waverly. Her full name was Estelle Inez Odell Vaughn. She began to work for the family soon after I was born in 1940. It was she who looked after my sister and I at Pleasant Point and Petersburg. She was a third parent to both of us during our childhood and beyond. She stayed with our family until her death from cancer in 1964.

While we were at Pleasant Point, Estelle stayed with her friend Ora Jones. The Joneses lived in a house at the corner of Pleasant Point Road and Cobham Wharf Road. She walked from Ora Jones' house to Pleasant Point every day. She also walked to Poplar Lawn Church for services there. I remember one morning she brought me a baby box turtle that she had found on the road. Pleasant Point Road during this time was not paved. There was little traffic. There were two dangerous curves on the road and I remember local drivers would honk their horns while going around them.

Other remembrances of Estelle and our life at Pleasant Point include watching Mother and Estelle in the basement kitchen. I think we had a gas stove. One time I sassed Mother while they were preparing supper and she threw the tomato she was peeling at me and it hit me in the face. We were both surprised; I haven't cared for tomatoes since.

Mother left the killing of chickens to Estelle. I watched with awe as Estelle did this. She would place the chicken on a tree stump, hold it steady with her foot and chop off its head with an axe. Then, of course, the chicken would flop all over the yard. This was high entertainment for me.

I also remember being "helpful" when she did the laundry. Of course, all washing was done outside in large tubs with washboards and I helped carry buckets of water to fill the tubs. We did not have a clothesline, so all the wet clothes were spread on bushes to dry. After the washing was finished, Estelle would sit down and soak her feet in the washtub.

Finally, I do remember a bit of trouble my sister Suzanne and I caused when we were about seven and five. My parents were gone and Estelle and my grandmother were keeping us. We stayed outside playing most days and this particular day we saw a truck parked on the outskirts of our field. The window was down and we proceeded to throw handfuls of soft, tilled dirt into the seat. The farmer told my grandmother of our misdeed and when my father came home he switched us both.
Pleasant Point today has been completely modernized. I was very fortunate to spend time in this 17th century house when living there was primitive, but delightful.
Bo Bohannan

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Rogers' Store Open House:

On Saturday, October 2, 2004, The Society had an open house at Rogers' Store. Over eighty persons attended, some continuing to arrive even after closing time.

As usual, the old records were of great interest. Many visitors were thrilled to find their ancestors' names, and what they bought up to over 100 years ago in our nearly complete record books. New was an old blacksmith shop [ca1890] from next door, the Atkins farm. This blacksmith shop, along with tools that were hand-made, is on loan to the Society.

The ca.1820 Gwaltneys' Store seemed to be of special interest to many. The age and many placards showing how the building was built, as a store, surprised many visitors. It is likely the oldest existing commercial building in Surry County. Colonial Williamsburg expressed an interest in moving it there to be part of their exhibitions.

Rogers' Store Information

The highlight of the day: A visit by members of the Bishop family who presented the Society with a very special book. This book, "A New System of Modern Geographical, Historical and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the Several Nations of the World, Volume II " by William Guthrie, Esq. was published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and printed for Mathew Carey on April 25, 1795.

As great as the book is, the provenance of its owners is even more spectacular. Below is a listing.
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1. First known Owner 1795? John Lee Bishop
2. Second known Owner      25 Feb. 1834 William Major West
3. Third owner Feb. 4,1865 Alice C Ramey
4. Fourth owner unknown date      Mary Smith
5. Fifth owner ca. 1904 Clara C. Cornealius Bishop
6. Sixth owner 1979 Beatrice Bishop Franklin
7. Seventh owner Oct. 2, 2004 The Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society.

To put this in better perspective, let's look at who these owners were and where they lived.

  1. The Bishops lived in Surry County, including John Lee Bishop who lived at Hickory Hill, a Bishop farm near Spring Grove. The farm of Kelly and Susie Bishop, part of this family, is next to the Rogers farm house on Rt 612 at Carsley.

  2. Wm. Major West lived on the farm across Rt. 612 from Roger's Store. He built the house in 1858, was Sheriff and owned the book when he lived here. Union Troops visited his farm in the Civil War looking for silver and county records. The records, his silver and this book survived.

  3. Alice C. Ramey, was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Ramey II, who was a brother of John N. Ramey who built and ran Ramey's Store at Carsley. Joseph B. Ramey II ran the store at Spring Grove. We have his 1880 ledger book. The Ramey family is connected to the Rogers, Wilcox and many other families in Surry. Alice died as a child.

  4. We are still trying to identify exactly who Mary Smith is. However, Joseph J. Gwaltney bought the Gwaltney-Rogers store property from John Smith and his wife, Susanna Smith, on 6 January 1855. Samuel Smith owned it before that. Obviously they ran the store we now call Gwaltneys' Store. We expect to tie Mary Smith to them. Both the Smiths and Carsleys married Burgess daughters from the farm later owned by Wm. Major West.

  5. Clara C. Cornelius Bishop is a direct descendant of the first Bishop to own the book. She was the guardian of the book for 75 years. She lived close to Spring Grove. The family supplied us with the photographs of Clara C. Cornelius Bishop at Spring Grove, Va.

  6. Beatrice Bishop Franklin, daughter of Clara C. Cornealous Bishop, along with her brother Edward Winfield Bishop (deceased) and sisters Rosalind C. Bishop Barton and Patricia A. Bishop Middleton, donated this book to the Society. Beatrice has visited Kelly and Susie Bishop in their home in sight of Rogers' Store decades ago and remembers spending the night in the great tester bed with down ticking and steps to help you climb in and out.
All three of the sisters and their families were present to present the book to the Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums. They have since donated additional pictures and genealogical information to the Society.
Bishop Family Photographs
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Spring Grove Railroad Station
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Believed to be Clara Josephine Cornelius at Spring Grove Station Switchbboard Clara C. Bishop & Locomotive


Surry County Courthouse - 2004.

New plans for an addition to our courthouse are progressing. To bring you up to date, the plans prepared for the previous Board of Supervisors have been abandoned. They would have drastically changed the appearance, and overwhelmed what few details that remained, of the old Courthouse. It would have lost its state and federal recognition as a Historic Site.

New plans by another group, Moseley Architects, call for a much smaller addition which is sensitive to the design and materials of the existing 1923 Courthouse. They have hired a Historical Architect, Mary Harding Sadler, to give advice to ensure its design and construction are appropriate. Preliminary plans show an addition, very similar to the existing building, directly behind the present Courthouse.

It will require that our office, "The old Jail", be moved to another site on the Courthouse grounds. This is expected to be done in a manner that will not cause us to lose our recognition as a Historic District. We expect to continue to have the use of the building as our office, likely with some period of time that it may be unavailable for occupation.

The Society has also asked the Surry County Board of Supervisors to let The Society use another building, The Academy, c1848, on the Courthouse grounds for a museum to showcase all of Surry County's historical gems. It should be the first stop for visitors to Surry County and promote our history. We hope to have this museum open by the 2007 celebration of the settlement of Jamestown.

Expect updates as plans evolve. Courthouse Photos & History

Surry Historic Buildings on the National Register



Scotland Ferry Update.

While there is activity in trying to secure an additional ferry from Scotland to Jamestown, much more has to be done, and soon, if this bottleneck is to be eased before 2007.

The situation today is:

  1. More and more trucks and busses are using the ferry, necessitating special (and slower) loading patterns.
  2. Security is causing delays.
  3. Even today, there are times when citizens living on Riverview Drive and adjacent areas at Scotland cannot get to or from their homes for over a half hour, due to road blockage.
  4. The ferry is Surry's road to the hospital. Efficient, timely crossings are critical for medical emergencies.
  5. Waiting lines of up to a mile occur during the Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival
The likely situation in 2007, if an additional ferry is not secured.
  1. Gridlock. 100 mile plus commutes for those working across the river from their homes.
  2. Perhaps only bus transportation to Jamestown will be allowed at times.
  3. Unfavorable economic impact with increased isolation for the South Side of the James.
The Society urges you to contact your Senator and Representatives in the House immediately. In the past little concern and consideration has been given the South Side of the James. An additional ferry is badly needed, along with road improvements at Scotland.

Unless we speak up forcefully and quickly, nothing will be done.

Our Senator is Fred Quayle. E-mail fquayle@cox.net More information here.

Our Delegate is Bill Barlow. E-mail Del_Barlow@house.state.va.us More information here.



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Salisbury School built c1868
           
Farming in Surry County in the Great Depression
by James E. Atkins

This article is written from memories of a young observer who was brought to Surry County in January 1932 as a three-week-old baby. My memories are therefore of the aftermath of the event, which lasted until World War II. Actually, it was only after the war that a more normal life resumed.

The thoughts to begin writing this article started upon cleaning up an old cultivator from our farm to put into Rogers' Store Museum. It was one I remember using in my youth. Called a sweep, cotton plough or middle buster, it was used to "lay by" (last cultivation of) crops. As I tried to scrape off the loose rust I noticed that in several places the bolts holding it together were entirely too long, with several larger nuts acting as washers. In a few places, a bolt was missing, although there were enough there to hold it together.

This brought back many memories of how we farmed, lived and survived during this period of great economic woe. I will attempt to give some as I remember them and the times. I will present them as "Rules" used to survive.

The first rule was, above all, pray and go to church. Other "rules" and memories included:

  1. Keep a box of all the old bolts, washers and nuts you have. You are going to need them. The same holds true for nails. I can remember my dad scratching through these boxes until he found enough, often different sizes and lengths, to do the job. Save any piece of wire.It is so useful. I do the same thing today.
  2. Keep a junk pile out back of all the old machinery that is worn out, obsolete and unusable. This becomes invaluable. Enough hunting and poking around often would provide a piece of iron that you could patch something you need.
  3. Never throw away any lumber. Just because one end is rotten does not mean it cannot be used for something.
  4. Save the seed from the biggest and sweetest watermelon and cantaloupe. This holds true for all the crops you raise. Keep your best corn and peanuts for seed. If a neighbor has better seed, try to arrange a swap.
  5. Keep all of your machinery well lubricated. Save used motor oil. Dip plough points and moldboards in used oil when you finish using them, they will be slick and ready to work next year.
  6. Treat your mules and horses well. Feed them enough and do not overwork them. You cannot make it without them.
  7. If it is likely to frost at night, pick all the tomatoes, etc. you have. Put them in a dry warm place on some old paper. They will last a while. Hill your potatoes so they do not freeze.
  8. Help your neighbors. It is the right thing to do and you might be the next to need help.
  9. If your neighbor is sick, plant his crops for him. After all, if his crop does not get planted, he has no hope of making it. If necessary, raise and harvest them too. I remember 5-6 tractors ploughing a sick neighbor's farm at one time.
  10. Learn the skills necessary to keep machinery going. If a babbitt bearing in the peanut picker wears out before lunch, pour a new one over lunchtime so you don't lose time harvesting your crop.
  11. Keep a good relation with the local country store. It's likely one of few places that will give you credit. Often they can order things you need that they do not have in stock.
  12. Save and refill your used shotgun shells. It is much cheaper than buying new ones.
  13. Hunting is much more than just a sport. It provides a variety of different proteins to the diet. Be generous with what you get.
  14. Fishing also provides protein and can be done over most of the year. Be generous.
  15. Look for any opportunity to bring in some cash. If there is a market for fur, run a trapline.
  16. If the county is paying 50 cents a day to work on the roads, and another 50 cents to provide a team and wagon, do it. After all, some things require cash.
  17. See if your neighbor without a car needs anything from town before you go.
  18. Know that if you keep ringing your dinner bell anytime, night or day, your neighbors will know you need help and come running.
  19. Learn that you don't have to buy paint to paint the house, mix white lead (illegal now) and turpentine to make it.
  20. In off seasons, keep your ditches open. You will make better crops.
  21. Cut and stack more wood than you expect to need for heat and cooking this winter. It's better to have some get old and full of bugs than to run out.
  22. Learn how to use dynamite to blow out those stumps that keep on breaking plough points.
  23. Learn how to have fun without spending any money.
  24. Beware of traveling salesmen with miracle products to sell.
  25. You felt fortunate if you had a neighbor with a crank telephone.
  26. First things first! A neighbor farming approximately 60 acres had no automobile, but sent their two children to college, where they graduated.
  27. Avoid debt. After all, local families had lost their farms for small debts ever since the times after the Civil War.
  28. Take care of family. Kinfolk without jobs, elderly relations, kids without parents, take them all in.
  29. Clothes from feedbags, sheets with seams in them, shoes with glue-on soles, hand-me-downs, patches.
  30. City folk were often in worse shape. They came back home to the farm to survive. Food, shelter and love, we had.
  31. When the school bus broke down, a farmer would deliver the children in a wagon behind his tractor.
  32. Peanuts sold for as little as fifty cents a 100 lb. bag. They often did not even weigh them but it was some money.
  33. Try to cut and stack enough hay for a year and a half in good years. Next year you may have a drouth and need it. Year-old hay is better than no hay.
  34. An Aladdin lamp was considered a luxury.
  35. Small indulgences: I remember the first nickle candy bar I had all for myself, a Baby Ruth, bought by my uncle Wallace Lafoon at the store at Rt. 615 and Rt. 40.

These are my memories, tales told, stories related, and perhaps some exagerations. It shows how we made it through tough times. But there is something unusual about the story. I did not know we were poor! As I grew up, there was little difference in how we lived as sharecroppers and how our neighbors who owned their farms lived. Having no basis of comparison, my memories are of a loving, caring community. It was the way things were. We were interdependent and caring.

There was no safety net, except our neighbors. There was no one who was rich, or even close. Those who had more, gave. Those who had less, also gave.

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New on the Web.

We have just added a very detailed Index to Wills and Administrations, (1800-1852) for Surry County, VA, to the Surry Historical Society Web Site. It includes names of Administrators and Executors, full dates, book and page references and notes. It was created for the Society by Anne Gwaltney of New York and Surry.

For folks interested in Surry research, this will be a valuable resource. You will find it linked to the NEW page and the HISTORY LINKS page. (If you can't wait, it's HERE!) Check it out!
Eve S. Gregory, Web Mistress
Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
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Elevations: What is the elevation above sea level of Surry County? It varies much more than you might imagine. Around Hog Island it is only a few feet above sea level, maybe 5 feet. Without a complete study, the highest elevation I have found of Surry County on topographical maps is west of Rt. 40 between Savedge and Spring Grove at 135 feet above sea level. JEA
[We have Surry County U.S.G.S. Quadrangles from 1919 HERE.]

"New Design" has been an Enigma for generations. We know that it is generally in the area where Rt. 615 and Rt. 616 come together approximately five miles north of Dendron, Va. The Surry County Militia met at "New Design" well before the Civil War.

Why is it called New Design? Was it a newly designed road? Is it a place? Despite many mentions in our county records, what it is, and exactly where it is, and when and why it was named, have been hidden.

A secret has been found! The clue that broke the secret is page 116 of Surry County Plat Book 1. This plat, dated 29 March 1828 involves the changing of property lines between adjoining owners, Richard Ellis, Thomas Ellis and Thomas Atkinson, alongside the "New Design" of the road. The plat does not denote who gained or lost property. Cornelius Ellis and Tho. H. Atkinson carried the chain for the survey.

The "Old Road" did not match the prior property lines. While the property line ran straight, the road meandered through Atkinson's property. Early roads often went where the going was the easiest. If the ruts got too deep, they just moved the road to a better place. You see the evidence of this alongside of many early paths and roads in Surry County.

Next I searched for a deed (indenture) based on this plat. I found it in Surry County Deed Book 8, pages 322 and 323. Dated 29 July 1828, it was between Thomas H. Atkinson and wife Mary C. Atkinson of the first part and Cornelius M. Ellis of the second part. Ellis paid Atkinson $28 and 68 and 3/4 cents for the surveyed 12 and 3/4 acres of land. The beginning line was to run due west, apparently the northern boundary line of Atkinson's land, from the beginning point in the plat until it enters another road at a small red oak mentioned in the boundary on the north side of the road.

The said Cornelius M. Ellis contemplated to alter the course of the said road so that it shall run a due west course and be on the land that Atkinson sold. Thus the "New Design" was likely built soon after this deed was signed and filed in Surry County records.

Where is it? It could be at the intersection of Rt. 615 and Rt. 616, on the road from Dendron to Carsley. This intersection has been called "New Design" during my lifetime.

It could have been at the intersection of Rt. 616 and Rt. 630. Rt. 616 goes to Elberon and Rt. 630, unpaved, goes to Rt. 618 towards Rt. 10 and on towards Troopers, the location of the old Courthouse until approximately 1797.

  • Clue 1. The 1828 deed says that the line shall run due west. That closely matches the Rt. 616/630 intersection. The Rt. 615/616 intersection runs north west.
  • Clue 2. The plat shows the distance from where the old road entered Rt. Rt. 616 to the "New Design" as 31.16 poles, or roughly 167 yards. At Rt. 630 there is the remains of an old path going into the woods close to this point. There is the remains of an abandoned house approximately 100 yards off Rt. 616. Could this have been the Atkinson home?
  • Clue 3. Rt. 630 has remained an unpaved road. When the Courthouse was moved from Troopers to Surry in 1797, it lost its value as the most direct route to the Courthouse. From southern Surry County it was much closer to take Rt. 616 to (now) Elberon and then Rt. 31 to Surry. This route, however, would have been used if "New Design" was at either intersection.
  • Clue 4. The 1932 Virginia Road Map of Surry County, believed to be the first, shows "New Design" as at the intersection of now Rt. 615 and Rt. 616.
  • Clue 5. The US Geological Survey map of 1917, of the Surry Quadrangle, shows both sites. It reads the "New Design" between the two possible sites, with a woods path where the old road may have been at Rt.616/630. Union Church is close by.
  • Clue 6. All of the three Gilmer Civil War maps of Surry County, prepared by the Confederate Engineers, 1863-1865 show "New Design" at the now intersection of Rt. 615 and Rt. 616. One shows four dots representing homes at this intersection but with no names. Many roads have been moved and re-named since then, but all of these concerning "New Design" are shown.
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So, we know what it was and when "New Design Road" began, 1828, 175 YEARS AGO. Several references show preference for the Route 616-630, and there is some evidence on the ground to back this up. The oldest map, drawn in 1863, 35 years after the "New Design" was planned, shows it at the Rt. 615/616 intersection.

We cannot say exactly where it is, but the search is not complete or over. The smoking gun will be where Thomas H. Atkins- Atkinson, Richard Ellis, Thomas Ellis and Cornelius Ellis lived in 1828.

But wait a minute! Dennis Hudgins, historian, editor of Cavaliers and Pioneers, and friend of Surry County, is now in Emporia, Va. He just supplied more information from the Court of Quarterly Sessions of Surry County beginning in 1800. This is getting more confusing. Obviously the name "New Design" was in existence by 1800.

At a Court of Quarterly Sessions held for the County of Surry the twenty seventh day of May Eighteen hundred Present James Kee, Thomas Peter, Archibald Cocke and William Ruffin Gentlemen Justices

We the grand jury do present Thomas Kee for profane swearing at the new Design on the 15th Instant by information of William Spratley and Robert Ellis, 27 Aug. 1800

We of the grand jury do present the Surveyor of the road leading from the new design to Mrs Pettways for not keeping the same in good repair by the information of Randolph H. Price and Jesse Steward. signed Wm Bailey Foreman, and the said grand jury having nothing further to present were discharged. 26 August 1800

On motion of John Stiles he is permitted to keep an Ordinary at the New Design the ensuing year he gave Bond and security as the Law directs.[26 April 1803]

We of the Grand Jury do present Judkins Lane for profane swearing at the New Design on the 15th May 1802 by information of Joel Williamson and James Bishop

"We of the Grand Jury do present Peter Jemm for getting Drunk and presenting a Pistol against Jn° Stiles at the New Design on the 15th of May 1802 by the information of Edward Marks and Robert Davis"

We of the grand Jury do present William Hicks for being drunk at the New Design on the 12th day of May (instant) By the information of Benjamin Bilbro and Nicholas Hite.

We of the Grand Jury do [p.395] present Nathaniel Thompson for prophane swearing at the New Design on the 12th day of May (instant), By the information of Edward Bailey and Edward S Holt

We of the grand Jury do present William Hicks for being drunk at the New Design on the 12th day of May (instant)[1803] By the information of Benjamin Bilbro and Nicholas Hite

Ordered that James Smith Lane do Superintend the election of three discreet and fit persons being free holders and resident within Birch-island precinct, to act within the said precinct as Overseers of the poor agreeably to Law, that he hold the said election at the New Design on the third Monday in March next, and make report &c. [Feb. 29, 1804]

That he also advertise at the New-design that an election of the Over seers of the poor, at Birch-island precinct will be holden at that place on the same day.[Feb. 29, 1804]

John Stiles came into court and informed the Court upon oath that Richard Shackleford, German Ellis, Benjamin Cocke, John Putney, John Justiss, William Moring, and George Birdsong did on the nineteenth of this Instant, (November) engaged in Gambling in his Tavern, at the New Design: It is therefore ordered that they be severally summoned to the next court of quarter sessions to answer the same. [Nov. 27, 1806]

Ordered that Archibald Cocke do superintend the election of Overseers of the Poor in Birch Island precinct at the New Design on Saturday the 31 st Inst. and that he forthwith make report threof to the clerk of this court. [27 Mar. 1810]

On motion of Thomas Bailey junr. who paid the sum of twelve dollars and fifty cents the tax imposed by law and entered into Bond as the law directs he is Licenced to keep an Ordinary at the New Design until the first day of May next. [May 22, 1810]

Upon the petition of John W Lane and others setting forth that it will be beneficial to the neighbors to open a public road leading from the New Design to Black Water Swamp. Stephen Ellis, Richard Hines, and Robert W Faison three of the persons appointed at the last Court to view the ground along which the said road is proposed to be conducted if changed, this day made a report in these words. "We the viewers of the new road leading from the New Design road to the Swamp, about three miles in length, can be made passable with the expense to the County of fifty dollars. This road runs on Stephen Ellis, Mrs Watkins and Mrs Clanton's lands, no pay required. (Signed) Stephen Ellis, Richard Hines Robert W Faison" Whereupon the Court having considered the said report, and all circumstances connected with said application, doth order that the County Court of Sussex be informed that this County is willing to build a Bridge, and abutment on the Surry Side of Black Water Swamp in continuation of the road proposed by the said report of viewers, provided the said road be tendered for the use of the County in good order. And provided that Sussex County build a Bridge &c. over the main run of Black Water Swamp, and keep up the said Bridge when built in the manner prescribed law.[May Court 1852] {New Bridges on Rt 603.}

So, we know more, but have less answers. Now "NEW DESIGN" is 204 years old. It sounds like it was a party place. We still do not know why the name came into being, or exactly where. Help wanted. There definitely will be more on this subject. Let's unravel Surry County's "hidden history".

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