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239-5001 Honaker Commercial Historic District

Honaker Commercial Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/17/2009

NRHP Listing Date 12/23/2009

NPS property number 09001159

The Honaker Commercial Historic District, in Russell County, encompasses the core of this “boom town” that arose in a small valley at the juncture of a major rail line and highway, providing good access to timber, coal and other mineral reserves in the Alleghany Mountains. Honaker, established in 1889, grew rapidly during the last two decades of the 19th century. The historic district features 24 one-, two-, and three-story buildings, with decorative wood, brick, and stone detailing, erected between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries. Representative of many similar late 19th-century towns that boomed in southwest Virginia, Honaker has changed little during the past 50 years. Since 1982, the town has hosted a Red Bud Festival each spring.


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

Updated April 4, 2018