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Flag pole dedicated in memory of South Boston’s James Young
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Next phase for the Trail
SoVaNow.com / June 11, 2014On Monday, ground was broken for the newest addition to the Tobacco Heritage Trail — a 1.1 mile trail segment from the Boyd Tavern to Prison Road in Boydton.
Heather Susee, Tobacco Heritage Trail Coordinator, said she expects work on this segment of the trail to be completed in about six months.
The Tobacco Heritage Trail is a recreational corridor that converts abandoned rail beds, bridges, rights of way and state roadways into 174 miles of trails for runners, walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. As designed, the Heritage Trail will eventually link Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Dinwiddie, and Mecklenburg counties
The master plan call for development of trails that will link Alton to Virgilina and Clarksville; South Boston to Scottsburg and Keysville; Keysville to Victoria, and Kenbridge and Meherrin, eventually forming a vast loop around Southside Virginia.
The 70-mile phase from Lawrenceville to Clarksville is under active development. Already there is a 17-mile stretch of trail completed from the town of La Crosse to the town of Lawrenceville.
Susee sees the planned system as a boost to tourism and economic development in rural, historic southern Virginia.
The first section of the Tobacco Heritage Trail was officially opened in September 2005.
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