04 January 2012
In early Fluvanna history, commerce revolved around the county’s two rivers. One area was a three-mile stretch along the James River in southern Fluvanna called Seven Islands, or Shores.
Shores (Rt, 640, Shores Road) was once a busy place. There were two large mills there and several farming families. The families were large and prosperous. Their stories contain tales of power, money, grudges and even mental illness. Local historian Ellen Miyagawa took a look at the various families of that area.Add a comment