Redeye, Virginia:
How It Was Named

By Henry H. Mitchell, 1995.

Before 1900, Mr. Beverly Shelhorse operated a store (and sold liquor there) in the triangle between the roads on the farm where Mr. Mary Sue Yeatts Williams lives now. The name Redeye supposedly came from the condition of the customers (or perhaps one in particular, whose name is no longer remembered) who frequented Mr. Shelhorse's establishment.


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