Published 1999 by S. Dail Yeatts, Midlothian, Virginia. 87pp. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Softcover. Mitchells Publications Catalog #YeattsD001.
Along the Dry Fork Road is a charming small history of the Dry Fork community in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, derived from a lifetime of close kinship and friendships with many of Dry Fork's residents, as well as from research of documentary sources. Many anecdotes and personal experiences are included, and numerous individuals and families are discussed by name.
Settled in the mid-1700's, Dry Fork has served in several capacities: a farming community, a railroad stop, a distillery and milling town, and today a quiet residential area. It lies along the north side of White Oak Mountain (made famous by the song “Wreck of the Old 97”), with the city of Danville to its south, and the Tightsqueeze crossroads and town of Chatham to its north, all along U. S. 29 in Virginia's “old Southside.”
Along the Dry Fork Road includes sections on the following topics:
S. Dail Yeatts was born at Dry Fork, Virginia, the son of the Rev. G. Dewey Yeatts and Artie Watlington Yeatts. He spent thirty-four years in public education, retiring as deputy superintendent of Halifax County/South Boston Public Schools. He was graduated from Whitmell High School, earned a B.A. degree from High Point University and an M. Ed. from the University of Virginia. Since retiring he has worked as a consultant for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, aiding schools in fulfilling requirements for accreditation. Dail is married to the former Claudine Barbee of Winston Salem, N.C. They have two sons who are physicians in Chesterfield County and Newport News, Virginia.
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