Nestled along Route 252 (the historic Middlebrook Road) in the Augusta County countryside south of the city of Staunton, Middlebrook is one of the oldest villages in the region. The Middlebrook Historic District’s linear plan preserves a grouping of 19th-century vernacular architecture still arranged according to the original town plat. Settlement began in the 1790s by Scotch-Irish immigrants, soon followed by German settlers. The first lots were sold by William and Nancy Scott in 1799. The rows of closely spaced dwellings and stores lining the main road maintain the character of the village as it appeared during the height of its prosperity in the 1880s. A variety of archaeological sites complements the architectural record and also documents African American settlement at the west end of the village. Growth with the Middlebrook Historic District halted in the early 20th century, when the Middlebrook Road ceased to be a major traffic artery.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark