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Historic Crabbottom Grange Hall

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c. 1890. 2649 Blue Grass Valley Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This hall was erected to accommodate meetings of the local grange, officially known as the Patrons of Husbandry. It was an association of farmers organized in 1867 in the United States for mutual welfare and advancement. The community of Blue Grass was initially known as Crabbottom, thus the building's name. The simple two-story frame building is covered in stucco and has no decorative elements. Its gable end facing the road features a paneled double-door entrance with a five-light transom. The grange movement of the late nineteenth century died out early in the twentieth century, but its influence was far reaching, as evidenced by this building in remote Highland County. The building was later used as a farm bureau office, an Odd Fellows hall, and a carpentry shop.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Historic Crabbottom Grange Hall", [Blue Grass, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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