We have one weekly newspaper that’s been around since 1876
Then you drive Downtown. You don’t have to start the motor, just let off the brakes and hold on
We have some great music and best fiddler’s & pickers in the America. Finally a little bit of recognition has come to town in the form of the Crooked Road! Read all about it.
Patrick County has got a lot of attractions that bring people from all over the United States to visit our little corner of the earth. Just a few miles away is the Blue Ridge Parkway, we have Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed places in America. Five miles from home we also have Fairystone State Park, home of one of the natural wonders of the world. I worked there in the summer during high school. We have two of the 8 Covered Bridges in Virginia. We even have a winery. In Stuart, some nice folks renovated the historic Star Theater and our state bird is the Cardinal.
And we got NASCAR. The world famous Wood Brothers No. 21 has put Stuart Virginia on the map for true racing fans. Team Owner Glen Wood was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012 and his brother Leonard (Chew Chief) was inducted in 2013. My mama went to the school with all the original brothers and I went to school with the sons of Glenn. My Daddy used to take me over to their garage when I was maybe 9 or 10 and I got to play around in their cars..... My baby brother, Jay, has made a living building and driving race cars
Click on the pix for some picture history of the Wood Brothers Racing Team!
We got our fair share of war veterans from the Civil War to Iraq. One in particular is my cousin CPL Jonathan Bowling USMC, who died in Iraq on 25 January 2005.
We are proud of our two granddaughters Taylor and Reagan!
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You are listening to “Country Boy Is Back Home Again” from my new CD “Back Home Again”
13 miles away from my childhood home is the town of Stuart (Pop 1,408), which is the county seat of Patrick County, Virginia (Pop 18,490) Here’s some “uptown” pix