Greenfield Kitchen and Quarters

The Greenfield Kitchen and Quarters are two log buildings of exceptional significance that formerly stood at the center of the historical Greenfield property, an extensive plantation in Botetourt County established […]


Glencoe, located in Botetourt County, is a highly intact two-story brick house with Italianate and other stylistic affinities completed in 1871-72 for James Madison Spiller and his wife, Caroline Kyle […]

Springwood Truss Bridge

The three-span Springwood Truss Bridge, located upstream from Buchanan in Botetourt County, was Virginia’s last major wooden bridge across the James River. It was constructed in 1884 by the Richmond […]

Botetourt County Courthouse

Built in 1841-48, the Greek Revival Botetourt County Courthouse was the architectural centerpiece of the town of Fincastle until it burned in 1970. The original walls were subsequently dismantled, and […]

Buchanan Historic District

The present incorporated town of Buchanan in Botetourt County was created in 1882 when two separate communities merged into one; Pattonsburg on the north bank of the James River, and […]

Buchanan Theatre

Since its construction around 1917, the Buchanan Theatre has served as a principal entertainment venue and social hub in the Botetourt County town of Buchanan. Originally known as the Star […]

Catawba Furnace

This cold-blast charcoal furnace was built on an unusual round plan in 1830. It ran on water power from the Catawba Creek. The original Catawba Furnace consisted of one stack […]

Reynolds Property

The Reynolds Property represents the early industrial history of Botetourt County, when construction of the James River and Kanawha Canal provided the impetus for a hydraulic cement industry. The 1840s […]

Blue Ridge Hall

Blue Ridge Hall, located on a nine-acre parcel in Botetourt County, is important for its commercial history as an antebellum ordinary and stagecoach stop then known as the Blue Ridge […]

George Washington Rader House

The George Washington Rader House in Botetourt County reflects changing construction methods and materials, and architectural trends found in rural western Virginia during the 19th and early-20th centuries. Its earliest […]