• About Newtown

    Newtown is the largest of Staunton’s six historic districts with incredibly diverse architecture, some of which date all the way back to the 1790s. Homes here run from Federal to Colonial Revival, from Italianate and ornate Victorian to Gothic Revival and simple vernacular frames. Some of Staunton’s most impressive historic mansions are in Newtown, several built originally as female academies.

    Newtown’s central location affords walking-distance proximity to the best of what the Staunton lifestyle has to offer: the downtown core of restaurants, shops, theater and cinema, with Mary Baldwin University at one end, the Staunton Public Library and Gypsy Hill Park at the other. Many of Staunton’s historic churches are found in Newtown as well as the beautiful historic Thornrose Cemetary which dates back to 1848, adding another level of interest to the neighborhood’s architectural character and anchoring its community strength. The neighborhood is bounded by Lewis Street on the east, Middlebrook Avenue on the south, Jefferson Street and Thornrose Avenue on the west, and Churchville Avenue to the north.

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    The Stuart House, 1791 (photo credit: Frazier & Associates https://frazierassociates.com/portfolio-item/stuart-house/)