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Town of Stuart VA
The town of Stuart is located in Patrick County at the foothills of the Virginia Blue ridge Mountains Plateau. Many people visit and love to stay in Stuart due to its uptown and downtown business districts.
Stay in one of the many cabin rentals, campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, motels or inns while you take in the sights of Stuart Virginia and the surrounding area. From coffee shops to local restaurants to fine dining at resorts; Stuart delights its visitors to the area with a variety of options.
Stuarts has many attractions to make a day of adventure such as seeing the historic eight covered bridges, the birthplace of General Jeb Stuart Calvary Confederate officer, Civil War reenactments, The Reynolds Homestead, The Racing Museum, State parks, live music, golfing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, annual festivals, The Patrick County Fair, boating, mountain biking, and ATV trail riding.
History of Stuart VA
Originally named , Taylorsville in 1792 Stuart was renamed after the Civil War in honor of cavalry officer General Jeb Stuart. The town of Stuart Virginia is also the county seat for Patrick county.
By 1850 Taylorsville had grown to fifty homes and businesses. the town consisted of farms, innkeepers, merchants, attorneys, physicians, cabinet makers saddlers, tailors, brick layers, a mail carrier, and a sheriff.
In 1848 the Richmond and Danville Railroad was chartered and completed to Danville eight years later in 1856.
After the Civil War the focus of town was on the railroad. A new railroad line, the Danville and New River Railroad was created in 1883. The railroad increased the town population and size by 25% therefore creating the uptown and downtown districts that are here today in Stuart Virginia.