James Mills Scottish Factor Store
Urbanna, VA
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: The James Mills Scottish Factor Store, also known as the Old Tobacco Warehouse, is one of only two structures remaining in the United States exemplifying the colonial trade pattern of exchanging tobacco for various items imported from Europe. During the 18th century, in an era when paper money and coins were almost non-existent, tobacco growers brought their crop to the factor store where they could trade it for finished goods from Europe. The building, which is undergoing restoration, is set in an evocative colonial setting just yards from the Urbanna, Virginia, waterfront on the Rappahannock River.
Location / Directions: From Richmond, take US 64 East and exit at West Point, heading east on Rt. 33, until it intersects Rt. 17. Head toward Saluda. Go right on Rt. 33 at Saluda. There should be a sign for Urbanna at State Route 227. Follow the road north across Urbanna Creek. Once in town, the Factor Store is on Virginia Street, down a short hill to the river. There is also a marina at the end of this street.
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Physical Address: James Mills Scottish Factor Store
Virginia Street
Urbanna, VA 23175
Mailing Address: James Mills Scottish Factor Store
PO Box 179
Urbanna, VA 23175
Activities: The building and grounds can be viewed from the outside. The building interior is planned for an opening in 2002.

Operating Hours: Daylight hours for grounds. Building not yet open.
Fees: None.
Visitor Facilities: Under development.
Accessibility: Grounds are now accessible; no ramp to building at this time.
Website: http://www.urbanna.com

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