Presenting Our 2018 Calendar:


When you think of a place that puts the “home” in hometown, where would it be? Benchmark’s 2018 calendar, Community Cornerstones, captures images of the cornerstones on which was built the history, heritage, and culture of each of the communities we serve. Since their construction, community traditions and events have added the anecdotal romance we feel when we see where took place significant events of our personal histories. The result is a repository of personal and community stories, recollections, and fond memories these places represent.

We invite you to take a tour of the towns that compose some of Southside Virginia and northern North Carolina’s most picturesque locations and become acquainted with these cultural anchors. Today, many of these sites are owned/managed by organizations working to preserve the history and heritage for future generations. Without the support of these organizations, this publication would not have been possible and we say “thank you” for the work they do. Get to know the places pictured in Community Cornerstones by clicking on the image you want to explore. We hope you enjoy your journey home with Benchmark.

Community Cornerstones is now available for pick up at all of our locations.

black train in Crewe

Crewe Railroad Museum
Crewe, VA

Courthouse in Brunswick county

Old Brunswick County Courthouse
Lawrenceville, VA

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens in Chase City, VA

MacCallum More Museum & Gardens
Chase City, VA

Berry Hill Plantation in South Boston, VA

Berry Hill Plantation
South Boston, VA

The word love in wooden capital letters

Farmville's LOVEwork
Farmville, VA

Courthouse in Lunenburg, VA

Lunenburg County Courthouse
Lunenburg, VA

Hot air balloons over Kerr Lake

Kerr Lake
Clarksville, VA

High Bridge Trail in Rice, VA

High Bridge
Rice, VA

Black and white picture of Kenbridge High School

1921 Kenbridge High School
Kenbridge, VA

Front of courthouse in Halifax, VA

Halifax County Courthouse
Halifax, VA

Armory in Blackstone, VA

Armory of the VA National Guard
Blackstone, VA

Stage in the Colonial Center

The Colonial Center
South Hill, VA

Clock tower in Henderson, NC
Henderson Fire Dept. Clock Tower
Henderson, NC
CenterfoldFront of Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC
Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, NC

Front Cover
Front cover of Community Cornerstones

Back CoverBack cover of Community Cornerstones




Note: We have made every effort to include important Southside Virginia dates on this calendar. If any are incorrect or have been omitted, we apologize. If you did not get a copy of the 2018 calendar and would like to have one, please visit your local branch.