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Raceland S-46 | Marker History

Raceland Marker, S-46

Nearby stands Raceland, also known as Rice's Tavern, built ca. 1750. The building originally was a simple story-and-a-half dwelling with a hall-and-parlor plan. Subsequent additions transformed it into a two-story Federal-style house. It has been used as a tavern and private home. William "Racer Billy" Wynn, renowned owner of fine horses during the early 19th century, lived here. Wynn had stables and a racetrack on the property and briefly owned Timoleon, considered one of the fastest Thoroughbreds of the 1810s.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 2000
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: Located on Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1), 0.4 miles north of the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1) and State Route 613. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Boydton Plank Road (Hwy 1).
GPS Location: 37.1373626630,-77.5266890020
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