Lovingston Historic District

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Lovingston Historic District
Lovingston View Dec 08.JPG
View of Lovingston from Courthouse, December 2008
Lovingston Historic District is located in Virginia
Lovingston Historic District
Lovingston Historic District is located in the United States
Lovingston Historic District
LocationVA 56 (Front St.) from Orchard Rd. (N) to Sunset Ln. (S), Parallel to US 29, Lovingston, Virginia
Coordinates37°45′38″N 78°52′9″W / 37.76056°N 78.86917°W / 37.76056; -78.86917Coordinates: 37°45′38″N 78°52′9″W / 37.76056°N 78.86917°W / 37.76056; -78.86917
ArchitectCrosthwait, Shelton; et al.
Architectural styleFederal, Greek Revival
NRHP reference #05001232 [1]
VLR #062-5108
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 09, 2005
Designated VLRSeptember 14, 2005[2]

The Lovingston Historic District is a national historic district located in Lovingston, Virginia. It is a 224.8-acre (0.910 km2) historic district which includes the entirety of the 1809 and 1823 plats as well as the continued growth through the early-to-mid-20th-century. The cohesive village contains a diverse collection of building types and architectural styles that reflect the town's growth and development as the seat of Nelson County from its inception to the present. It consists of 105 properties with 176 total resources (134 contributing resources), including the Nelson County Courthouse listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places, forty-nine single dwellings, twenty-four commercial structures, six multiple dwellings, twenty-five sheds, three churches, five tavern/hotels, eleven offices, a theater, a cooper shop, a packing shed, a post office, a bank, a cemetery, and two statues.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "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. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Lovingston Historic District. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2008-11-21. and Accompanying photos and Lovingston Historic District Map