Clarkesville Va. population 1,139 and size 2.9 square miles.
Virginias only lakeside town is located in Mecklenburg County and named after it's founder Clarke Royster and incorporated in 1897. My mom was born in Mecklenburg county in the town of Chase City. I will have pictures of that later.
Lands located along the Roanoke river were originally home to the Occoneechee Indians. By the British in 1676 the Indians , led by Nathaniel Bacon were driven away. Temperate climate and good tobacco soil made populating fairly quick.
We both like this small town and it's close proximity to our home which makes us think about a vacation spot. Maybe someday.
In early 1950's - the damming of the Roanoke river had a large impact on the area making Clarkesville the only town on the 50,000 acre body of water named after an island upstream - Buggs Island lake. A lake my mom said she used to swim in as a child.
I love this old enamel ware with plantings. I remember mom planting in these because she didn't have a pot or container to put greenery or flowers in , now it's fashionable. Man - how times have changed.
I like the mossy wreath and the driftwood signs
back to our room for a sunset
Dwellings for Amaze me Monday
Part two here