VLR Listing Date 06/21/2018
Deerfield, a vernacular example of Federal and Greek Revival styles in Fauquier County, remains almost exactly as constructed around 1844, with a mid-19th century rear ell also largely unchanged. A 221-acre farm today, Deerfield witnessed fighting during the Civil War when part of the Battle of Upperville was fought along a ridgeline marking the property’s east boundary. Two funerary markers erected in memory of fallen Union soldiers remain in the backyard. Deerfield is constructed of brick, distinguishing it from most the area’s contemporary stone residences. The house’s historic integrity is complemented by its setting among agricultural fields that remain largely unaltered by modern intrusions, close in appearance to what they would have looked like around 1860. Today, Deerfield and much of the surrounding farmland are under conservation easements.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated October 19, 2018