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Breckingridge Mill is a rare survivor of the grain and milling industry that figured significantly in the economy of antebellum Virginia. The three-and-a-half story brick structure was erected in 1822 for James Breckinridge, and is one of the olde…
The (Roanoke) Valley Baptist Association was organized on 7 August 1841 at nearby Zion Hill Baptist Church. Seventeen congregations constituted the original fellowship of churches; during the next century and a half membership grew to more than se…
Near here is Santillane, one of Botetourt County's
most distinguished properties. The Greek Revival house sits on a tract of land originally
owned by Colonel George Hancock, a member
of the United States Congress from 1793-1797.
In 1808 Hancoc…
Miller's place here was selected as the county seat of Botetourt in 1770. In 1772 the town of Fincastle was established on land donated by Israel Christian and named for Lord Fincastle, eldest son of Governor Lord Dunmore. It was incorporated in 1…
On 15 December 1970, fire gutted the 1848 Greek
Revival-style Botetourt County courthouse.
Amid the charred wreckage, in a secure vault,
the county's historic records fortunately
survived almost unharmed. Because of the
near-loss of the Botet…
Near here took place the historic meeting of John C. Moomaw and C. M. Thomas that led to the termination of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad at Big Lick (now Roanoke), April, 1881. This was the beginning of the city of Roanoke.