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082-0002 John K. Beery Farm

John K. Beery Farm
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VLR Listing Date 07/17/1973

NRHP Listing Date 09/19/1973

NPS property number 73002058

In a secluded valley in the Linville Creek area of Rockingham County, the John K. Beery complex is one of the most complete early rural homesteads in the region. The grouping, which boasts nearly a dozen farm structures, includes a stone dwelling house, well house, kitchen/wash house, and rare stone barn with slotted ends. Beery, a descendant of Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania, established the complex over the period 1819-39. A strict Mennonite who opposed the use of churches, Beery for many years held services for the local congregation in the east wing of his house. The barn was burned in the Civil War but was rebuilt within the stone walls. Abandoned for almost two decades, the complex was carefully restored between 1974 and 1977.


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

Updated April 4, 2018