Bluemont Historic District

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Bluemont Historic District
BluemontCommunityCenter.jpg
Bluemont Community Center
Bluemont Historic District is located in Northern Virginia
Bluemont Historic District
Bluemont Historic District is located in Virginia
Bluemont Historic District
Bluemont Historic District is located in the United States
Bluemont Historic District
LocationVA 734 and 760, Bluemont, Virginia
Coordinates39°6′38.35″N 77°49′59.50″W / 39.1106528°N 77.8331944°W / 39.1106528; -77.8331944Coordinates: 39°6′38.35″N 77°49′59.50″W / 39.1106528°N 77.8331944°W / 39.1106528; -77.8331944
Area60 acres (24 ha)
NRHP reference No.84003546[1]
VLR No.053-6161
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1984
Designated VLRJanuary 17, 1984[2]

The Bluemont Historic District comprises the historic core of Bluemont, Virginia. The town is located on the eastern side of Snickers Gap, with the majority of the district fronting on the Snickersville Turnpike, also designated Virginia State Route 734. The district includes 43 buildings, of which 36 are houses, five are commercial structure, a church and a community center. The oldest structure in Bluemont is Clayton Hall (1797), a large stone house. The Amos Clayton farm was located at the junction of Routes 734 and 760, now in the center of town. Relatively few pre-Civil War structures remain in Bluemont. Apart from Clayton Hall, the most significant is the Bluemont Methodist Church (circa 1851).[3]

Most of the district's houses date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The completion of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad line in 1900 to Bluemont brought prosperity and growth to the town. Two hotels, the Loudoun House Hotel (1900) and the Blue Ridge Inn (1904), served summer visitors to the mountaintop town.[3]

The Bluemont Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (December 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Bluemont Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 21 September 2011.