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058-5001, 058-5002, 058-5003 Garrett Woods Complexes #1, #2, and #3

Garrett Woods Complexes #1, #2, and #3
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VLR Listing Date 06/19/1996

NRHP Reference Number 03000218, 03000219, 03000220

The undisturbed sites of three adjacent tobacco farmsteads form the Garret Woods complex, part of the assemblage of archaeological resources in the John H. Kerr Reservoir area. Complex #1, occupied from the early 1800s until purchased by the federal government in the 1940s, is composed of the sites of the Garrett house, a well, four tobacco barns, one shed, and two unidentified structures. Complex #2, dating from the late 1800s to the 1900s, has a large L-shaped domestic structure remnant and sites of various outbuildings and farm buildings. The third grouping, occupied from the late 1800s until the 1940s, and representative of a small-scale tobacco farm, preserves sites of a house, two tobacco barns, and fence lines. Also present is a family cemetery. Scientific investigation here could piece together a picture of regional agrarian culture spanning a century of time.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: November 15, 2018