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Mumford View a neighborhood rich in history, family pride

Situated about a mile from the hustle and bustle of Route 17 and tucked away on the serene banks of the York River is a neighborhood few know about, but one that is rich in history, family pride and spirit.

 The Mumford View neighborhood, a tight-knit community of about 50 homes just west of what locals refer to as “Old Route 17” at Hayes, has changed much over the years, according to one of its longtime residents Evelyn Stokes Wright. However, upon visiting the community, it is apparent that a strong sense of community spirit lives on.

The land, which was originally owned by a man named Joel Hayes prior to the Civil War, was commonly referred to as “the hill.” Wright still calls the area where her home sits by that name today, as it sits high atop the waters of the York with panoramic views to the north and south.

Wright took some time to reflect on her many years on “the hill,” having acres and acres of land to roam and play on as a child t...

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