Newtown Historic District (Staunton, Virginia)

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Newtown Historic District
Jefferson from Baldwin, Staunton.jpg
Houses on Jefferson Street
Newtown Historic District (Staunton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Newtown Historic District (Staunton, Virginia)
Newtown Historic District (Staunton, Virginia) is located in the US
Newtown Historic District (Staunton, Virginia)
Location Roughly bounded by Lewis St. and S. Jefferson Sts., C&O RR, Allegheny and Churchville Aves., incl. Thornrose cemetery, Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates 38°9′3″N 79°4′46″W / 38.15083°N 79.07944°W / 38.15083; -79.07944Coordinates: 38°9′3″N 79°4′46″W / 38.15083°N 79.07944°W / 38.15083; -79.07944
Area 161 acres (65 ha)
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, Neo-Classical
NRHP reference # 83003318[1]
VLR # 132-0034
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 8, 1983
Designated VLR June 21, 1983[2]

Newtown Historic District is a national historic district located at Staunton, Virginia. The district encompasses 414 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in a primarily residential section of Staunton. The district includes some late 18th- and early 19th-century structures, but most of the homes were built between 1870 and 1920 during Staunton's boom years. The buildings range from Jeffersonian Neo-Classical and Greek Revival to bungalows of the 1920s. Notable buildings include Stuart Hall's Cochran House (1858), Robertson House (1886), the Smith Thompson House (c. 1792), and the George M. Cochran House (1851, c. 1915). The magnificent grounds of Thornrose Cemetery are also included in the district. Located in the district are the separately listed Stuart Hall School, Stuart House, and Trinity Episcopal Church.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Elizabeth B. McCue (May 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Newtown Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map