1207 W. Atlantic Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 348-8888
Fax: (434) 336-0007
A full service library which offers an extensive selection of books, reference materials, and children's books, as well as a variety of programs and services to meet all of your educational, social, cultural, recreational, and professional needs.
Reflecting the rural family lifestyle of Southside Virginia in the 1830s, this beautifully restored historic house is filled with numerous original features including a distinctive fanlight over the front entrance, handcarved mantels, decorative molding, hardwood floors, and massive hand hewn beams. During the Civil War, the front parlor of the house served as the site of a council of war for Generals W.H.F. Lee, Wade Hampton, and Matthew Butler.
Governor Alexander Spotswood (Governor of Virginia Colony) leaded and supervised the construction of Fort Christanna. The fort was constructed to protect Indians and local settlements; a school was also started where English and Religion were taught to the students. Owing to the treaty signed in 1718, the school was shut and fort was closed. Now the site is open to tourists and Fort Christanna Site Development Committee and the Brunswick County/Lake Gaston Tourism Association, Inc. maintains and manages the site.
One of the most valuable, historic, and natural resources in the Roanoke Valley, visitors to this canal can experience engineering feats and explore life along the Roanoke Valley as it was in the early 1800s. The canal contains some of the best preserved 19th century construction and features a seven mile hiking trail with rustic bridges.
Grace Episcopal Church was established in 1872, and is one of the oldest places of worship to serve Weldon. The majestic church building was constructed in the Gothic Revival style, and is a prominent structure in the city's architectural heritage.