Ashville Historic District

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The Ashville Historic District is located in the village of Ashville in a rural area of northwestern Fauquier County. The Reconstruction-era African American village generally fronts along Ashville and Old Ashville Roads and occupies approximately 23 acres. The district is architecturally significant as a rare and relatively intact collection of buildings dating from 1870 to 1911. It contains nine properties, including a church, a school, a community cemetery, and several historic vernacular dwellings. This collection of buildings is one of the best-preserved African American communities in Fauquier County and illustrates Ashville’s growth and development as an African American Reconstruction-era rural community.

Last Updated: January 30, 2024

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

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Nomination Form


Silver Hill Baptist Church and School

Fauquier (County)


African American Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973

(MPD) Multiple Property Document


Upperville Colt & Horse Show Grounds

Fauquier (County)