Town Council, Chatham, Virginia, 1900

Town Council, 1900

The iron fence, steps and porch railings at the Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Courthouse were made in the Jacob Sours (1823-1888) Foundry which was at one time located in connection with Flippins Mill in Dan River District of Pittsylvania County. The Sours Foundry was later located on the western side of Main Street of Chatham, on the lot now (in 1965) occupied by the hardware store of Roy Montgomery [see correction below]. The Sours Foundry lot was later occupied as the site of the C. G. Sours' store and one of the thirteen bar-rooms of the Town of Competition, later named the Town of Chatham, Virginia.

The goods' box in the left of the picture bears the name of H. D. Shepherd, who was a department store operator at the 1965 site of the Planters Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Shepherd was a Delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, representing Pittsylvania County.


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