A Local, Nostalgic Shopping Experience.
Scottsville is a little town with a big story! During the 1700's Scottsville was the westernmost point of business and organized government in Virginia, and a main shipping point for areas west via the James River, through the late 1800's. During this time, Scottsville's population was nearly double what it is today! When the canal works was broken by Union soldiers, and the train was put into place, Scottsville gradually got sleepier and sleepier. Then the floods came. Since 1870, Scottsville has been underwater 21 times, up until the construction of the levee in 1985, spearheaded by Mayor Raymon Thacker. The Moore House can be recalled by locals as having water up to the top of the mantles on the first floor!
Scottsville is finally drying out, gaining ground and is a wonderful place to visit live and work! There are many things to do including tubing, canoeing or kayaking on the James, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, wine tasting at local vineyards, horseback riding, visiting the Scottsville farmers market, and shopping and dining at the eclectic blend of local businesses! Come see for yourself!
Barefoot Country Store is located at:
635 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA 24590
Between the James River Brewery and Doug's Maytag! Don't blink or you'll miss the whole town!