Green Springs National Historic Landmark District encompasses over 14,000 acres in the western piedmont of central Virginia. It is a shallow basin created by the erosion of a volcanic intrusion, geologic activity that created the particularly fertile soil which has sustained farming for almost three centuries.
The homes and farms are a continuum of Virginia rural vernacular architecture, reflective and respectful of their location, preserved in their original context with little alteration. Here the landscape has been enhanced, rather than despoiled, by the presence of civilization.
The district is a rural cultural landscape of farms and houses best viewed from the many public roads (some gravel) throughout the district. The National Park Service holds only preservation and conservation easements on 6000 acres in the district (an additional 2000 acres of easements held by others). All land uses are private and no public facilities are present. Please respect private property.
The district is located 1.5 miles north of I-64, on U.S. 15 from exit No. 136, Zion Crossroads. The district is roughly bounded by U.S. 15, VA 22 and VA 613.