The town of Farmville was featured in the June issue of the Smithsonian magazine. This is a scanned image of the magazine page. It was a short article where readers can write in to describe "Your Kind of Town". My boss has a subscription to this magazine and stumbled across it while having coffee this morning.
I thought it was pretty cool! This place does have a lot of history and warehouses galore. I also really like the picture they used of downtown. The downtown area is so cute despite the fact that many of the shops are now abandoned.