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Highway Marker Dedicated to Greenwood-Afton Historic District

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The rural district was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in December 2010. The rural district was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in December 2010.

A new state historic marker is recognizing the significance of a section of Western Albemarle County in connecting central Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley.

More than 30 people gathered Sunday for a reception at Hillsboro Baptist Church to dedicate the highway marker for the Greenwood-Afton rural historic district. The 1,600 acre district features more than 1,400 historical sites.

The marker is located at the corner of Interstate 64 and Route 250.

"It's really at the entrance to the historic district," said Doug Gilpin of the Greenwood-Afton Committee. "And it's for not only tourists who would be passing it on their way to and from the area, but also for local residents to learn a little more about the history of the area - who settled here and what were some of the driving forces that made western Albemarle the way it is today."

The rural district was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in December 2010 - and to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

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