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029-0214 Langley Fork Historic District

Langley Fork Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/16/1980

NRHP Listing Date 10/19/1982

NPS property number 82001818

The intersection commonly known as Langley Fork retains its historic identity and appearance in a region that has been subjected to intense modern development. It includes an assemblage of local vernacular buildings scattered among large leafy lots. Six structures form the nucleus of the district: the Langley Ordinary, built ca. 1850; the mid-19th-century Langley Toll House; Gunnell’s Chapel, built after 1865 for a black Methodist congregation; the Friends Meeting House, erected in 1853; the Mackall house, now the site of Happy Hill Country Day School; and Hickory Hill, once the residence of Robert F. Kennedy, U. S. Attorney General under President John F. Kennedy. In the 19th century Langley Fork was a major turnpike junction for northern Virginia. During the Civil War, Union general McCall of the Pennsylvania Reserves made Langley Ordinary his headquarters.


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

Updated April 4, 2018