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Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District GA-42 | Marker History

Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District Marker, GA-42

Extending from the Orange County line on the north to the outskirts of Charlottesville with the Southwest Mountains forming its spine, this historic district encompasses more than 31,000 acres and contains some of the Piedmont's most pristine and scenic countryside. Thomas Jefferson often traveled along the eastern side of the Southwest Mountains to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and referred to the mountains as the _x001C_Eden of the United States._x001D_ The district includes a broad range of 18th through early 20th century rural architecture, reflecting the evolving cultural patterns of more than 250 years of settlement. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 06/01/05
Year On Marker: 2005
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Rivanna, VA 22923. Located on Stony Point Road, less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of Stony Point Road and Co Road 640. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Stony Point Road.
GPS Location: 38.115631,-78.347031
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