Greenfield (Fincastle, Virginia)

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Greenfield (Fincastle, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Greenfield (Fincastle, Virginia)
Greenfield (Fincastle, Virginia) is located in the US
Greenfield (Fincastle, Virginia)
LocationBotetourt Center at Greenfield, U.S. Route 220, Fincastle, Virginia
Coordinates37°26′17″N 79°54′50″W / 37.43806°N 79.91389°W / 37.43806; -79.91389Coordinates: 37°26′17″N 79°54′50″W / 37.43806°N 79.91389°W / 37.43806; -79.91389
Area0.86 acres (0.35 ha)
Builtc. 1832 (1832), c. 1850
NRHP reference #10000792[1]
VLR #011-0026
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 28, 2011
Designated VLRJune 17, 2010[2]

Greenfield, also known as Col. William Preston Plantation, Preston House, and Botetourt Center at Greenfield, is a historic plantation site located at Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. It is the house site of a plantation established in the mid-18th century by Colonel William Preston. The plantation house was destroyed by fire in 1959. The remaining buildings are kitchen/quarters (c. 1832) and saddlebag slave dwelling (c. 1850). It was the home of Col. William Preston (1729-1783), prior to his removal to Smithfield in 1774.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/05/11 through 7/08/11. National Park Service. 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Michael J. Pulice & John R. Kern (April 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Greenfield" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying five photos