McCormick, Cyrus, Farm and Workshop (NRIS 66000846)
S of Staunton on U.S. 11 and CR 606 at Walnut Grove,
Virginia. County/parish: Rockbridge.
4 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Cyrus McCormick Farm
- The Cyrus McCormick Farm and Workshop is on the family farm of inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick known as Walnut Grove. Cyrus Hall McCormick improved and patented the mechanical reaper, which eventually led to the creation of the combine harvester. The farm is near Steele's Tavern and Raphine, close to the northern border of Rockbridge and Augusta counties in the U.S. state of Virginia, and is currently a museum run by the Virginia Agricultural Experimental Station of Virginia Tech. The museum with free admission and covers 5 acres (2.0 ha) of the initial 532-acre (215.3 ha) farm. (read more...)
Significant persons associated with this site:
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000846