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Middlebrook in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Middlebrook Historic District

 
 
Middlebrook Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Middlebrook Historic District Marker
Inscription. Nestled here in the countryside south of Staunton, along historic Middlebrook Road, is one of the oldest villages in the region. William and Nancy Scott sold the first 27 lots in April 1799 to Scots-Irish and German settlers. In 1851, the stagecoach road through the village became the Middlebrook and Brownsburg Turnpike. By the late 19th century, Middlebrook, the center of a prosperous agricultural community with 274 inhabitants including an African American community, was the county’s largest village. Because 20th-century railroads and highways bypassed Middlebrook, the rows of closely spaced dwellings and stores lining the main road retain the picturesque character of the village’s heyday in the 1880s.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-101.)
 
Location. 38° 3.084′ N, 79° 12.832′ W. Marker is in Middlebrook, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Middlebrook Village Road (Virginia Route 252) and Cherry Brove Road (County Route 670), on the left when traveling south on Middlebrook Village Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebrook VA 24459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker,
Middlebrook Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Middlebrook Historic District Marker
measured as the crow flies. Virginia Institute (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roanoke College (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Avenue of Trees (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Providence Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Augusta County Training School (approx. 8 miles away); Cyrus H. McCormick (approx. 8.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middlebrook.
 
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Middlebrook Village Road at Middlebrook image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Middlebrook Village Road at Middlebrook
A Middlebrook Intersection image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
4. A Middlebrook Intersection
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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