Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia)

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Bloomsbury marker and county airport, Orange, VA.jpg
Historic marker for Bloomsbury near Orange County Airport, April 2017
Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia)
Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia) is located in the US
Bloomsbury (Orange, Virginia)
Location Off VA 20 W of jct. with VA 600, near Orange, Virginia
Coordinates 38°15′23″N 78°3′33″W / 38.25639°N 78.05917°W / 38.25639; -78.05917Coordinates: 38°15′23″N 78°3′33″W / 38.25639°N 78.05917°W / 38.25639; -78.05917
Area 377 acres (153 ha)
Built c. 1720 (1720), c. 1797
Architectural style Colonial, Georgian, Southern Colonial
NRHP reference # 92000044[1]
VLR # 068-0005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 27, 1992
Designated VLR June 19, 1990[2]

Bloomsbury is a historic home located near Orange, Orange County, Virginia. The original section dates to the early- to mid-18th century, and is a 1 1/2-story, frame Colonial dwelling with a steep gable roof and "U"-plan stairway of a form unknown elsewhere in Virginia. It retains nearly all its original late-Georgian interior detailing. It was doubled in size about 1797, with a two-story Federal-period addition that stands at right angles to the original block and is flanked by early shed-roofed end wings. The house was restored in the 1960s. Also on the property are a contributing 19th-century smokehouse, a contributing 18th-century cemetery, and a contributing garden site.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[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. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Jeffrey M. O'Dell (June 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bloomsbury" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo