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087-5552 Sebrell Rural Historic District

Sebrell Rural Historic District
Photo credit: Rob Taylor, 2010

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/30/2010

NRHP Listing Date 08/27/2013

NRHP Reference Number 13000648

The Sebrell Rural Historic District contains the remnants of Barn Tavern, which gave rise in the 18th and 19th centuries to a community of the same name. The village of Sebrell, a 20th-century rail-stop town, evolved from Barn Tavern. The remnants of these two villages, situated roughly a half-mile apart, contain the largest concentrations of historic buildings in the district. The surrounding area features historic farms with a mix of large and small agricultural fields, timber farms, and pasture. The period of significance for the district extends from 1761 to 1931, the year Plank Road was rerouted around Sebrell, which hastened the village’s economic decline.

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

Updated: April 30, 2021