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030-5323 Ashville Historic District

Ashville Historic District
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 02/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000043

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.

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

Updated: April 13, 2021