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060-0224 Price's Fork Historic District

Price's Fork Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

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VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 01/10/1991

NPS property number 90002004; 14000528

Price’s Fork evolved in the mid-19th century on lands owned by the Price family. The stringtown settlement developed on the old Pepper’s Ferry Road at a fork with the Brown’s Ferry Road. Although a sprinkling of buildings existed by the Civil War, the linear village’s present buildings date from the 1870s or later. The principal historic structures today are the 1871 James Bain Price house and the adjacent store building. Nearby are the Price’s Fork Methodist Church and the former St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, now in residential use. Both are simple wooden country churches. The district’s western end is marked by a store and house built by another member of the Price family. Numerous large trees formerly gave visual cohesion to the scattered buildings. The historic ambiance recently has been severely compromised by road widening and other highway “improvements.”

In 2014, the district boundary was increased to encompass Prices Fork Elementary School, built in 1950, and two neighboring houses built in 1940 and 1953. All three properties are associated with the district’s historic development, which extends through the mid 20th century.
[VLR Listed: 6/19/2014; NRHP Listed: 8/25/2014]

2014 Boundary Increase Nomination


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

Updated November 28, 2018