Four miles to the north is Rock Spring Plantation, the boyhood home of Industrialist R. J. Reynolds. The land was settled in 1814 by Abram Reynolds and his wife Mary Harbour. About 1843 their son Hardin William Reynolds built the present brick house for his bride Nancy Jane Cox. The couple had 16 children, including Richard Joshua Reynolds, who founded R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1970 the house was restored by Hardin's granddaughter, Nancy Susan Reynolds.
Geographic Location: Patrick County
Physical Description of Location: US 58 (JEB Stuart Highway) westbound, at intersection with Abram Penn Highway (State Route 626), Stuart, VA 24171. Marker is on right, just past Abram Penn Highway, when traveling west on 58.
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