Mountain Road
Historic District

Mountain Road Historic District, Halifax. Mountain Road, in the county seat town of Halifax, has been noted for its handsome houses, churches, and lush landscaping for the past century. Named for White Oak Mountain, the tree-shaded road stretches west from the courthouse square into the countryside. The road was built up slowly so that it now presents a range of buildings from the early 19th century to the present.

See the Mountain Road Walking Tour for a comprehensive description.

The principal churches are St. Mark's Episcopal Church (1831), now Halifax Methodist Church, and St. John's Episcopal Church (1846). Architectural styles seen in the residence include late Federal, Greek Revival, Italiante, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival, all in a generally restrained idiom. Several of the earlier houses were designed by Dabney Cosby,Jr., son of Jeffersonian workman Dabney Cosby, Sr. Cosby worked with his father on the courthouse, and he also built St. John's Church.

(230-78) VLR: 8/16/83: NRHP: 10/6/83

This information is provided by The Virginia Department of Historic Resources
and is being republished here with the consent of
the Gazette-Virginian & the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.

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This page was last updated on December 18, 2002.