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Elk Hill is a historic home and farm complex located at Nellysford, Nelson County, Virginia. It is one of the earliest extant farms in Nelson County. The 173-acre rural farm bounded in part by the South Fork of the Rockfish River and Reid’s Creek The main house is a substantial two-story, three-bay wide frame dwelling with a central hall plan, with the original portion built between 1790 and 1810. The house underwent a series of 19th-century additions and a major remodeling in 1902 in the neoclassical style. The contributing outbuildings include: smokehouse, built in the last quarter of the 18th century; tobacco barn, built circa 1790-1810; 19th century chicken house, two seat outhouse, and double crib barn; garages built in 1902 and in 1955; and a stone boundary/retaining wall, built in the last quarter of the 18th century. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

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We hope you have a wonderful experience in our big outdoors which is the NELSON SCENIC LOOP. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Please understand there are 50 miles of public roads that make up the NELSON SCENIC LOOP but much of the adjoining land is private or George Washington National Forest Wilderness Land. We ask that you be RESPECTFUL of these PROPERTIES and the PRIVACY of the Nelson residents who live and work here. The way of life here is a special one. There are no farms or residences open generally to the public. In this regard, please be on the lookout for cars entering the roads, children playing and respect the farm equipment traffic you encounter. This is a rural area and the roads are not meant for high speeds.

Enjoy yourself and learn about the history, culture and natural resources around the LOOP from the website Enjoy your visit to Nelson County, the public sites and trails and this wonderful environment.

Peter A. Agelasto III President, Rockfish Valley Foundation
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Rockfish Valley Foundation

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About the Rockfish Valley Foundation

We aim to inspire a healthy lifestyle by offering hiking trails, campsites, programs and events. The lands serves as an outdoor laboratory for students, the community and visitors alike.

Rockfish Valley Foundation is a public foundation recognized under Internal Revenue Code section 501c3 and as such is pemitted to receive donations. A copy of the 501(c)3 is available upon request.

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Rockfish Valley Foundation
P.O. Box 235
Nellysford, VA 22958

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