Historic Farmville Train Station
Farmville, Virginia wasn't always destined to become a railroad town. When initially surveyed by the South Side Railroad in the 1840's, the company intended to utilize a right of way that passed to the south of Farmville. However a $100,000 offer by the community swayed the railroad to lay their tracks through town. This decision also resulted in the construction of a large bridge over the Appomattox River east of Farmville. Known as High Bridge, the structure was considered one of the largest in the world when completed in 1852.