The Reynolds Homestead

A few months ago I set out towards Critz, Virginia to see the family and slave cemeteries on the grounds of the Reynolds Homestead, birthplace of tobacconist R.J. Reynolds.

R.J. and his mother were interred in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at Salem Cemetery but many of his relatives were buried near the homeplace.

I’m not sure if the gate on the family cemetery was secured in order to prevent people from being able to enter or if I should’ve eaten spinach before making the trip, but I decided to take pictures from outside the ironwork just in case I was in violation of the Homestead’s rules. This accounts for some of the unflattering angles.

Additional Reading/Sources:
Patrick County Death Records

The Wharton School-Richard S. Reynolds Jr.

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