The village of Brownsburg, established on 23 November 1793, is an enduring example of a mid~to late~19th~century Shenandoah Valley community. By 1835 Brownsburg was a thriving commercial hub and was centrally located on the stagecoach line between Staunton and Lexington. Brownsburg Academy, a private Presbyterian high school for young men, was built with funds raised by local residents. The Academy operated as a private institution from 1850 to 1877 and its building was used for classes, religious services, and public meetings. A portion of Brownsburg was listed as a historic district on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Geographic Location: Rockbridge County
Physical Description of Location: 2161 Brownsburg Turnpike (Route 252), Fairfield, VA 24435. Marker is on right when traveling south.
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