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030-0520 Heflin’s Store

Heflin’s Store
Photo credit: Cheryl Shepherd, 2003

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VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 02/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000046

Built as Stover’s Store in 1845, Heflin’s Store stands approximately ten miles northeast of Warrenton in the Fauquier County village known as Little Georgetown. In 1845, Charles Stover hired stonemason John M. Fry to build the community’s first store there at the major crossroads of the Thoroughfare Gap Road and the road from Georgetown to The Plains and Warrenton. With its gable front facing into the village and toward the mill, the combination store and house was constructed of stone rather than of the typical wood or brick. Heflin’s Store also retains its original form without a larger commercial or residential addition. It provided daily necessities for farmers and travelers along the highways and the nearby Manassas Gap Railroad after 1852. The prominent location of the Heflin’s Store above the town gristmill allowed better retailing of the A. F. Stover and C. Stover Flour brands as well as merchandise imported through Alexandria.

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

Updated: June 3, 2021