Stone’s Chapel

Located in Clarke County, Stone’s Chapel traces back to the late 1700s when the area was part of Frederick County. Starting with an earlier, now-vanished wooden church, Stone’s Chapel has […]

Locke’s Mill

Reliable transportation via the Shenandoah River and Clarke County’s agriculturally rich limestone soils combined to make milling a remarkably profitable enterprise in the county. Locke’s Mill is a legacy of […]

Rockland Rural Historic District

The Rockland Rural Historic District abuts and encompasses portions of the Shenandoah River. The district was part of the extensive colonial-era land holdings of Thomas Lord Fairfax.  These lands were […]

Josephine City Historic District

Josephine City Historic District, a historically African American community in the Clarke County seat of Berryville, was founded by freedmen in 1870 on a 31-acre parcel conveyed by Ellen McCormick, […]

Chapel Rural Historic District

Covering approximately 11,500 acres of countryside in central Clarke County, the Chapel Rural Historic District contains well-preserved residences and affiliated buildings such as smokehouses, springhouses, garages, sheds, and summer kitchens, […]


Cleridge, in Clarke and Frederick counties, is a ca. 1790 Federal-style dwelling believed to be the earliest brick house in Frederick County. The property boasts an important agricultural legacy beginning […]

Smithfield Farm

Smithfield Farm, located within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Clarke County on the West Virginia border, was established in 1816 by Edward Jacquelin Smith, a prosperous farmer […]

Mt. Bleak (Sky Meadows State Park)

Sky Meadows State Park, situated partially within the Crooked Run Valley Rural Historic District, is significant for architecture and agriculture between 1780 and 1954. In continuous use for nearly 175 […]

Boyce Historic District

Boyce Historic District includes most of the historic, commercial, residential, religious, and educational buildings of the small Clarke County town of Boyce, located in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Established in […]

Chapel Hill

The earliest portion of Chapel Hill is the two-story, Federal-style, central stone section of the present house, which was built for Dr. Charles Carter Byrd in 1824, a year after […]