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081-0048 Oak Spring Farm

Oak Spring Farm
Photo credit: DHR, 1994

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VLR Listing Date 04/20/1994

NRHP Listing Date 10/19/1994

NRHP Reference Number 94000780

Oak Spring Farm takes its name from a spring once used by hunting parties. The brick dwelling, a classic example of the I-house form, was built in 1826 by William Moore, Jr. A significant feature is a ca. 1860 two-story ell of horizontal-plank construction—a technique employing oak planks stacked horizontally, coated with mortar, and covered with clapboards. In 1845 Oak Spring was purchased by Uriah Fultz, member of a Pennsylvania German farming family. One of Fultz’s brothers developed a non-bearded strain of wheat called “Fultz Wheat.” Uriah Fultz later traded Oak Spring with his brother Isaac, who set up a blacksmith shop here where he shod horses for the Confederate Army. The Oak Spring Farm’s bank barn, one of the largest in Rockbridge County, was built in 1878 on the foundations of the original, burned in 1864 by Union troops.

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

Updated: February 3, 2022