Welcome to Three Angels Inn at
Historic Sherwood Plantation!
to Three Angels Inn and be transported to another
time. Our Victorian Style farmhouse will ease you into peaceful
serenity amidst the oaks, and rolling hillsides. Here in the
southernmost regions of
Virginia, find a blend of hospitality and history that
will stimulate your imagination.
Located one mile west of Lawrenceville
in Southside Virginia -- 25 minutes from Interstate 95
Emporia, 20 minutes from Interstate 85 at South Hill,
and 10 minutes from Interstate 85 and Route 644. Three Angels Inn
is 75 miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia and 75
miles north of Raleigh, North Carolina.
morning meal, we invite you to enjoy the library, parlor or large
porches, any of which will help you laze away the afternoon.
If you prefer an active day, may we suggest a day of
fishing and golf along the shores of the nearby
20,000 acre Lake Gaston. Or, if you want to do
some scuba diving, we are also close to
Lake Rawlings. Within 20 minutes are
apple or strawberry picking in season as well as
numerous Historical and Civil War sites.
perhaps you'll fancy a shopping excursion into the easygoing
nearby towns where you can peruse the antique shops and
stores. Lawrenceville is rich in history
as one of the oldest counties in Virginia. The
original County Courthouse, Museum and other
public and private buildings will intrigue and challenge even
the most ardent of history buffs
Three Angels Inn at Historic Sherwood Plantation was built
during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. It was
originally a hospital committed to serving the black population
of the area, treating the ill and infirmed of all ages. There
was also a church on Sherwood Plantation. "Church in the Woods",
as the locals used to call it, was used as a classroom for the
black children of the community.
In this day and time, such an undertaking may not
seem out of the ordinary, but in a time when blacks could not
find medical attention, education, or any of the necessities we
take for granted, one woman, Patti Buford, answered the cry of
an entire race, providing the love and attention they so
The hospital was built and dedicated for its use on
the seventeenth of June, 1883 and served the poor and needy for
seven years. In a crushing blow, the main farmhouse burned to the
ground on the seventeenth of March, 1891 forcing Patti to care for
her 50 patients of the time in makeshift buildings and also served
another 1,294 distributing food, clothing and medicine. It wasn't
long before the means to rebuild began pouring in from friends and
family.. This time she rebuilt the hospital from the ashes and added
This extraordinary effort continued for thirty-five
years during which Patti Buford and those dedicated to this cause
ministered to thousands of people. A full synopsis of this
remarkable story is available from the Krewson's for your enjoyment.
We welcome your visit and look
forward to introducing you to our charming plantation inn
and its history.