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Compton Log Barn

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c. 1900. VA 600 at VA 657, 1 mile north of Davenport

This well-preserved log barn, situated in a narrow valley north of Davenport, is a reminder of Buchanan County's agricultural past. Built by local farmer “Shack” Compton, the three-crib structure features half-dovetail-notched corners and overhanging eaves supported by simple angled brackets. Each opening at the front is covered by a batten door with strap hinges and a wooden latch. Shed additions are seen at the rear and south side. Still attached to the north side of the barn is a political poster promoting a candidate in a 1960s local election.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Compton Log Barn", [Vansant, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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