‘Historic Heathsville’ gets new gateway signs

Celebrating the installation of new signs welcoming visitors to “Historic Heathsville” are, from left, Northumberland County Historical Society president Tom Wolf, Historic Heathsville Inc. (HHI) president Leslie Kilduff, HHI member W.H. Shirley, Northumberland County planner Stuart McKenzie, HHI member George Beckett, Northumberland Public Library director Cherie Carle, Northumberland County Economic Development Commission chairman Theresa Lambert, sign designer Richard Stodart, HHI member Bruce Craig and Northumberland County administrator Luttrell Tadlock. Other project representatives include Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern executive director Corinne Becker and Northern Neck Planning District Commission economic development and tourism coordinator Lisa Hull.

HEATHSVILLE—New gateway signage has recently been erected at the two entrances to Heathsville to inform travelers they are entering a Historic District. Established as the County Seat in 1681, Heathsville has retained that designation for over three centuries, the oldest in the Northern Neck.

Over 25 years ago the village of Heathsville was recognized as a Historic District and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, reported Northumberland County Economic Development Commission chairman Theresa Lambert.

The new signs are on Northumberland Highway at the village’s northwest entrance near Roanoke Plantation and at the southeast entrance across from Food Lion. Property owners Mason Brent and John Barnes graciously agreed to allow…

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