Department of Historic Resources Adds Nine New Historic Sites, Including Two in Southwest Virginia

Nine historic places were listed on the Virginia Landmarks Registry last week, highlighting areas in southwestern Virginia.

The Virginia Historic Resources Board has approved listings in the Virginia Landmarks Register, an official list of places of historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural significance across the Commonwealth.

In southwestern Virginia, locations in Covington and Wythe County have been recognized.

Covington’s Rivermont School, which officials said served white children in the neighborhood to alleviate overcrowding in the city’s elementary schools, was added to the list.

As for County Wythe, Fulton Farm was added. It was the home of Andrew Steele Fulton, who was a prominent lawyer, political leader, and industrialist in southwestern Virginia in the 1800s.

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Outside of southwest Virginia, here are the seven other historic sites added to the official list:

  • Gloucester County – Historical Records, Timberneck

  • Henrico County – Chatsworth School

  • Loudoun County – Snickersville Turnpike

  • Page County – Downtown Luray Historic District

  • City of Petersburg – Byrne Street USO Club

  • City of Richmond – Shockoe Hill Cemetery Historic District

  • City of Winchester – CL Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Plant

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