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 1880's.
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Intersection of Middlebrook Road (Route 252) and Cherry Grove Road (State Route 670) in Staunton, VA 24401.
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