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.
Year On Marker: 2005
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Rivanna, VA 22947. Located on Louisa Road (Rt. 22), 2.5 miles west of the intersection of Louisa Road (Rt. 22) and Hwy 64. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Louisa Road (Rt. 22).
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