A. P. Carter Homeplace

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A. P. Carter Homeplace
A. P. Carters cabin @ Carter Family Fold (3723333497).jpg
View of the cabin in 2009
A. P. Carter Homeplace is located in Virginia
A. P. Carter Homeplace
A. P. Carter Homeplace is located in the US
A. P. Carter Homeplace
LocationSE of Maces Spring near jct. of VA 614 and VA 691, Maces Spring, Virginia
Coordinates36°40′1″N 82°23′39″W / 36.66694°N 82.39417°W / 36.66694; -82.39417Coordinates: 36°40′1″N 82°23′39″W / 36.66694°N 82.39417°W / 36.66694; -82.39417
Area33 acres (13 ha)
Built1891 (1891)
Architectural styleLog House
MPSCarter Family TR
NRHP reference #76002118[1]
VLR #084-0020
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1976
Designated VLRApril 16, 1985[2]

A. P. Carter Homeplace is a historic home located at Maces Spring, Scott County, Virginia. It is a small, one-story, half-dovetailed log cabin, with a single room on the first floor and loft above. The house is most notable for its association with a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. It is the birthplace of Alvin Pleasant "A.P." Delaney Carter (1891–1960) of the Carter Family.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: A. P. Carter Homeplace" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.