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Top 21 Small Cities In Virginia

7. Farmville

Located in Virginia’s heartland, Farmville is a family friendly spot that has something for everyone. The biking, hiking and horseback riding crowd will enjoy the High Bridge Trail State Park, a versatile trail that features the High Bridge.

According to, the High Bridge, a 2,400 feet long structure that spans the Appomattox River, hovering 160 feet above it, was built in 1853. It was a part of the South Side Railroad and one of the last Civil War battles was fought there in April 1865.

Known as “Tree City USA,” according to the Farmville website, the town received this recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. This honor places Farmville in a unique position to draw national recognition and public attention for community and urban forestry programs in thousands of cities and towns.

It is also an opportunity to educate the public, provide technical assistance and direction for supporting those forestry programs. The Robert Russa Moton Museum is a popular tourist site. It is the national center for civil rights study in education.

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