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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

045-0011 McClung Farm Historic District

McClung Farm Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 08/21/1990

NRHP Listing Date 01/25/1991

NPS property number 90002195

Far from modern intrusions, the scenic mountains and valleys of Highland County maintain, perhaps best, the serenity of 19th-century rural Virginia. The several components of the McClung farm, situated along the Bullpasture River, capture this image in a single scene. This historic homestead has remained in the same family since William McClung purchased the farm in 1838. The brick farmhouse, architecturally akin to contemporary dwellings in adjacent Augusta County, was built by McClung in 1844. Essentially unchanged, its interior preserves boldly detailed mantels and original graining. Nearby stands a collection of wood-frame farm buildings erected around the end of the 19th century. A short distance from the complex is the picturesque 1880s Clover Creek Presbyterian Church built on land donated by the McClung family. Members of the family are buried in the church cemetery.


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

Updated April 4, 2018