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261-0028 Mineral Historic District

Mineral Historic District
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2021

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 04/08/2005

NRHP Reference Number 05000271

The Mineral Historic District defines that part of the Louisa County town of Mineral that initially arose in response to local mining. Named for the area’s mineral deposits, the town was divided into large lots during the 1890s so as to allow for denser infill in the future; however, as the local mining industry dwindled, the residential and commercial lots expanded with gracious yards and spacious separations between buildings. There are 231 contributing resources within the district—including residential, commercial, religious, industrial, and educational buildings—featuring a diverse range of architectural styles.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: June 14, 2021