Virginia State Seal Virginia Department of Historic Resources

030-5514 Broad Run/Little Georgetown Rural Historic District

Broad Run/Little Georgetown Rural Historic District
Photo credit: David Brown, 2008

*Click on image to enlarge.

For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/19/2009

NRHP Listing Date 04/21/2016

NRHP Reference Number 16000205

The Broad Run/Little Georgetown Rural Historic District is an exceptionally intact and rare cultural landscape of almost 9,500 acres, evocative of the agricultural communities of rural 19th- and early-20th-century Virginia. The area maintains many of its fields, pastures, forests, and orchards, its boundaries encompassing a consistent landscape united by its historical connections and an intact viewshed. The first significant wave of immigration to the district occurred in 1759, and its historically based activity continued to 1951 with the end of the milling industry. The district is also noteworthy for the work of master stonemason Burr Powell, who helped expand Beverley (Chapmanā€™s) Mill in the mid-19th century. The district also partially encompasses the Civil War Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield.

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

Updated: June 3, 2021