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107-0023 The Fudge House

The Fudge House
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VLR Listing Date 02/17/1993

NRHP Listing Date 04/29/1993

NPS property number 93000348

For almost two centuries, this much expanded dwelling was home to the Fudge family. The Fudges were of German descent from Rockingham County; their name was originally Futch. The property was acquired by brothers Christian and Conrad Fudge in 1795. Around 1798, Conrad Fudge built a two-story log house that is the core of the present dwelling. Fudge substantially enlarged the house in the 1820s, adding a large brick section and new chimneys. His son Andrew inherited the property in 1849. He farmed the land and operated a distillery in addition to serving as the county clerk. Andrew’s son Joseph and three of his brothers fought in the Civil War, serving in the Stonewall Brigade. Joseph inherited the property and further enlarged the house 1897, giving it its present Victorian appearance. The present owner purchased the house from the Fudge heirs in 1991.


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

Updated April 4, 2018