Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District

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The Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District is a historic district in northeastern Albemarle County, over 39,000 acres in size.



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Background

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The Southwest Mountains form the spine of the district, which extends from the Orange County line south towards Charlottesville encompassing state scenic roads Route 20 and Route 231. Protected by over 15,000 acres of conservation easements, the district is home to a wide collection of historically significant dwellings, such as Castle Hill, Clover Fields, and Cobham Park. In addition to many historic agricultural structures, the district also contains several African American settlements. [1]


References

  1. Web. 002-1832 Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, retrieved June 10, 2019.