VA-W217 Standardsville


The village of Standardsville was founded by William Standard (died 1807), of Roxbury plantation, on land that was part of his 6,000 acre inheritance from the Octonia Grant of 1729. The grant included part of what is presently northern Greene County and Standardsville. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated the town on 19 Dec. 1794. Standardsville became the county seat of Greene County in 1838 when Greene was formed from Orange County. Brig. Gen. George A. Custer skirmished with Confederate cavalry here on 29 Feb. 1864, during his raid enroute to Albemarle County.

Department of Historic Resources, 1995

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