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082-0029 Bogata

Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2008

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/18/2008

NRHP Listing Date 03/24/2009

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 09000162

Originally owned by Jacob Strayer, the 165-acre Bogata farm complex marks the rolling country­side of southeastern Rockingham County. First settled in the mid-1800s, Bogata became a prosperous antebellum Shenandoah Valley plantation. The circa 1847 main house is an imposing interpretation of the Greek Revival style with most of its original features intact. A surviving complex of outbuildings and other structures in the vicinity of the house represents a fraction of the more than 20 support structures that existed in the mid-19th century. Featuring a rural landscape little changed since that time, Bogata is associated with the Battle of Port Republic on June 9, 1862, and is designated a “battlefield core area.” A Strayer family diary vividly describes Federal troops briefly occupying the house during the battle.

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

Updated: June 11, 2021