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070-5058 Barnard Farm

Barnard Farm
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VLR Listing Date 03/19/2009

NRHP Listing Date 05/21/2009

NPS property number 09000338

The Barnard Farm with its diverse cultural resources, illustrates architectural and historical trends spanning nearly two centuries of development. Isham and Sally Barnard established the farm in the early 19th century in the Kibler Valley at the point where the upper Dan River emerges from the Blue Ridge mountains. The Barnards’ farmhouse was a two-story log dwelling, possibly built in 1829, that was enlarged and remodeled in the Greek Revival style in the mid-19th century, and again in the Craftsman style in the 1930s. The interior features vibrant wood graining and a marbled mantel. Descendants of Isham and Sally, principally their grandson, James W. Barnard (a state legislator), and great-grandson, William Barnard, added farm buildings and log and frame tenant houses to the property. Other resources include the small Kibler Post Office, the 1950s Barnard’s Store, and the Barnard Cemetery, which contains grave markers ranging from field­stones to a locally crafted soapstone headstone and to professionally carved marble and granite monuments.


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

Updated April 4, 2018