Virginia State Seal

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

007-1300 Mount Sidney Historic District

Mount Sidney Historic District
*Click on image to enlarge.

For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/14/1998

NRHP Listing Date 10/30/1998

NPS property number 98001313

Mount Sidney Historic District was established in 1826, making it one of the oldest towns in the county. It originally consisted of a few residences and commercial establishments, most of which served the needs of travelers along the Old Wagon Road. The town experienced a building boom in the 1830s when the Old Wagon Road was improved as the Valley Turnpike. After the Civil War, the Valley Railroad arrived just east of town, bringing residents more access to wider markets and cementing the town’s reputation as one of the leading commercial centers in northern Augusta County. Today the community is an excellent example of a well-preserved turnpike town in the Shenandoah Valley, containing examples of vernacular architecture from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018