|Whittles Mill Road (VA Hwy 654)|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Family burial plot is about 100 yards from the house toward the Meherrin River. Two entifiable stones existed there in 1960. They were those of William O. and Mary Lucas Binford Andrews, who operated the plantaion until about 1920! Title Records for this land exist from 1748 when William Andrews, Granson of the Immigrant and father of the 1st Varney was living there. It is thought that this family plot is the resting place of Varney Andrews, Soldier of the American Revolution.
Take South Hill Exit 15 off of Interstate 85 and turn right onto U.S. Route 1 South. Go 2.2 miles through the town of South Hill to Route 47. Turn right onto route 47 and go four miles to Route 654, which is just past Bunky's store on the right. Turn right on Route 654 (Whittle's Mill Road) and after .9 miles you will reach Bridge Road and see a Church on your left on Bridge Road (Route 636). Do not turn left onto Bridge Road, but continue straight on Route 654 (Whittles Mill Road). Go one and one-half miles past the Bridge Road intersection (a very short distance from Bridge Road you will pass the Williams Cemetery on the left - 5 or six large and recent gravestones). After the 1 and 1/2 miles, Whittles Mill Road will turn sharply to the left and then after another 1/4 mile Whittles Mill Road will turn sharply to the right. Then take a left onto a farm dirt road and the William A. Andrews, Sr. land grant will be right in there. You will have to walk up to the old Andrews plantation house which is still standing. Behind the house and up the river sitting on a hill is the Andrews cemetery, where Varney Andrews is believed to be buried. It is between the house and the Meherrin River.