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Property Name Christiansburg Downtown Historic District
Reference Number 13000340
State Virginia
County Montgomery
Town Christiansburg
Street Address East Main St. West Main St., North Franklin St., and South Franklin St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/28/2013
Areas of Significance
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Montgomery County is located in the New River Valley area of southwest Virginia. Christiansburg, the county seat, was established in 1792. Christiansburg is laid out in a courthouse square plan with Main Street and Cross Street (now Franklin Street) intersecting at a public square. The Christiansburg Downtown Historic District encompasses the historic governmental, institutional, and commercial core of the town along with its town square and associated monuments. The collection of historic properties within the district is illustrative of towns that served as the seat of both government and commerce in the region from the latenineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries. The historic district encompasses sixty resources, of which all but twenty-two are contributing to the historic significance of the district.


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