In 1829, Mr. Nat Robinson, whose plantation was on White Oak Mountain, sold bright yellow tobacco in Danville, having developed his own system of curing. From this time on White Oak tobacco stood in a class to itself. In 1903 the Tobacconist Record stated, “White Oak tobacco is still far famed.” The gentle rise which is called White Oak Mountain extends diagonally across southern Pittsylvania. It has a light grey soil peculiarly suited to tobacco culture.
An Abbreviated History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Chapter Seven: Agriculture, Trade, and Industry By Maud Carter Clement, Chatham, Virginia, ca. 1952.