The Origin of Fried Chicken: Gordonsville

Fried ChickenBeginning during the Civil War, black women began selling fried chicken and pies to train passengers stopping for a moment in Orange County’s Gordonsville. Upon taking a trip down south in the 1870s, a group of journalists nicknamed the place “the chicken leg center of the universe.” Gordonsville now hosts an annual Fried Chicken Festival. Read more about the story here!

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