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307-5004 Stuart Uptown Historic District

Stuart Uptown Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/13/2001

NRHP Listing Date 01/24/2002

NPS property number 01001512

The town of Stuart, originally known as Taylorsville, became the seat of Patrick County when it was formed in 1791. With the county courthouse as its center, the Stuart Uptown Historic District encompasses the core of the county seat and includes government, financial, religious, and commercial buildings dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The town experienced rapid growth in the early 1880s following the construction of a new Danville and New River Railroad line that ran into town. In 1884, Taylorsville was incorporated as a town and renamed Stuart in honor of Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart, who was born 20 miles to the west.


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

Updated April 4, 2018