Mendota, Virginia: Barn Rock

A massive boulder provides the wall for an otherwise regular barn, build by Frank Osborne in the 1940s. Notable enough that the road is named after it.
Address:
Barnrock Rd, Mendota, VA
Directions:
From US-11 in Abingdon. VA, take US-19 north for 7.5 miles, then turn left on VA-802 (Mendota Road) for 11.8 miles, and turn left on VA-621 (Barnrock Road), then left at the fork onto VA-614.
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Rock in the barn.

Barn Rock

Is the barn eating the rock? Or, vice versa? This locally famous barn was built in the 1940's by Frank Osborne in the Pine Grove Community of Mendota, VA. The rock forms a 12-foot high exterior wall.

[Marvin Goins, 12/30/2013]

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