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Steeped in history, Patrick County is home to not only two of Virginia’s eight historic covered bridges—the Bob White and the Jack’s Creek bridges in Woolwine—but also the birthplaces of Civil War Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in Ararat, where Civil War reenactments are held annually in October; and businessman R.J. Reynolds in Critz, whose Reynolds Homestead offers continuing education and forest resources research. For history of the speedier sort, the Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart details the team’s long string of NASCAR successes.