Noland Village at Providence

The largest prize barn for the processing of tobacco from area farmers within a distance of 25 miles was also located in Noland.  Many farm wagons loaded with tobacco came for the processing of their product.  The processing involved packing the tobacco into hogsheads to be rolled to a dock on the nearby Staunton River and then loaded onto bateaux.  These bateaux carried the tobacco down the Staunton into the Roanoke River and on to the Albemarle Sound where it was loaded onto ships bound for London.

The barn was moved from approximately ten miles away and represents the original Noland Prize Barn.  It is located to the rear of Noland Post Office and known as the "Hatcher Barn".

The Hatcher Barn