Gate City downtown historic district gets Virginia listing

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has listed the downtown historic district in Gate City, VA on the Virginia Landmarks Register.  

 According to the official announcement:

The Gate City Historic District, in Scott County, is a five-block district that emerged as a vital commercial hub for the surrounding countryside beginning in the 19th century. While settlement in the area began in the second half of the 18th century, the town was laid out in 1815 on the Wilderness Road and later became Gate City, so-named for its gateway-to-the west location.

The town experienced rapid growth at the beginning of the 20th century. The historic district includes the Scott County Courthouse, built in 1829, as well as commercial buildings that illustrate a range of commercial architectural styles popular between 1900 and 1960.

Leaders in Gate City, a Virginia Main Street affiliate community, have been working on the listing as an important step achieving national designation and revitalizing their commercial district.

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For more information on the listing, read the Scott County Virginia Star article.