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Crozet Historic District, Albemarle Co.

Situated in the shadow of Blue Ridge Mountains, Crozet began in 1876 as a railroad stop that gave rise to a crossroads village along the prominent Three Notch’d Road. A prosperous fruit and orchard industry in the area transformed the village into a thriving community at the turn of the 20th century. Crozet's historic buildings mostly date from 1900 through 1930, reflecting its expansion from a community centered on a train depot and crossroads into a regional hub for packing, storage, and shipping of orchard products.