Southern Virginia Homefront Understanding Our Past – Embracing Our Future Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor Log Cabin is a tangible representation of the history of African American families in Mecklenburg County. After Reconstruction, Virginia had the highest percentage of freed African Americans who bought real estate and established themselves as small farmers on plots of land often adjacent to former plantations.

The property is not currently open to the public but is planned to be rehabilitated as a living history center in the community. The house is viewable from the highway.