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Nellysford is the largest community in the Rockfish Valley. Legend has it that a woman named Nelly drowned while trying to ford a stream nearby, hence the name Nellysford. [gmap width=”330px” zoom=”17″ display_photos=’true’ ]
The Massie family was instrumental in building and settling the small towns of Massies Mill and Tyro. A Massie family purchased a large area of land, first built a mill at Massies Mill and the Tyro. These mills escaped the ravages of the Civil War when women of the community pleaded with the Union Soldiers … Read more
Lying at the head of the Rockfish River and at the foot of the Three Ridge Mountains is the community of Beech Grove. Beech Grove was given its name by early settlers who gathered near the grove for church and community activities such as trial meetings. The first community gatherings were probably on a bottom … Read more
The Rev. Robert Parson Rose owned thousands of acres of land in what are now Amherst and Nelson Counties, including the Roseland area. People spoke of this area as Rose’s land and when the first post office was established it was called Roseland. In the early years of the 20th century there was little in … Read more
The small hamlet of Montebello, was once known as Statonsville. Descendants from English, German, Irish and Scottish. They built primitive schools and churches in neighboring hills. Today, only Mount Paran Church, serves most of the community. The major attractions are the Fish Hatchery and the Crabtree Falls.