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204-0064 South East Street Historic District

South East Street Historic District
Photo credit: Michael Keller, 2006

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/18/2009

NRHP Listing Date 08/27/2009

NRHP Reference Number 09000663

The South East Street Historic District is in a portion of the town of Culpeper that grew rapidly during the 1850s with the expansion of the railroad into the area. The district figured heavily in the Civil War through its association with various Union and Confederate military campaigns and encampments. In fact, substantial Union casualties in the area resulted in the establishment in 1867 of the district’s Culpeper National Cemetery following the Civil War. Today the South East Street Historic District features a representative collection of residential architectural styles popular between 1835 and 1955, such as the Hill Mansion, and Wysteria (pictured above).


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


Updated: May 26, 2021