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Snake Creek Farm

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1910–1915. VA 670 at Red Hill Rd.

Snake Creek was at one time a minor crossroads community, with the typical country store and schoolhouse in proximity to the home of the area's principal farming family. The large frame two-story farmhouse was built by farmer James F. Martin shortly after he acquired the surrounding farmland in 1910. The house combines a traditional center-passage plan with a complex roof, projecting polygonal bays, and a wraparound porch. On the grounds is a two-room school-house (before 1907) where Martin's second wife, Nettie, taught until 1955.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Snake Creek Farm", [Hillsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-CA9.

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