Doe Creek Farm, located on the flanks of Salt Pond Mountain in Giles County, is a commercial apple orchard and stock farm established in 1883. The farm centers on the 1883 Greek Revival farmhouse of Samuel Sayers Hoge, Sr. and Mollie Price Hoge, a two-story frame house with elaborate paneled entry surrounds. Near the house stand a large half-dovetailed log smokehouse, a molded concrete mounting block, and a board-and-batten honey house. The latter, used in beekeeping, relates to the farm’s 20th-century specialization of apple production. Samuel and Mollie’s sons—Samuel Sayers Jr., Joseph Haven Jr., and Dr. Albert Hammond Hoge—expanded an existing focus on apple production in the 1920s and by the eve of World War II had built the farm’s large apple packing house. Hoge Brothers, as the family business was known, also engaged in sheep and cattle production and built multiple gambrel-roofed stock and hay barns by the early 1950s. Also on the farm are a historic-period corncrib, scales house, tenant house, and African American cemetery. Doe Creek Farm, as the farm is known today, continues in use for apple production and is also operated as a wedding and event venue.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark