Place:Stuarts Draft, Augusta, Virginia, United States

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NameStuarts Draft
TypeCommunity
Coordinates38.027°N 79.029°W
Located inAugusta, Virginia, United States
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Stuarts Draft is a census-designated place (CDP) in Augusta County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,235 at the 2010 census. It is part of the StauntonWaynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its been called the "Warehouse capital of the U.S." because of the seven warehouse/factories including Target Corporation distribution (T-560), Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, McKee Little Debbie, Hollister Inc, Nibco, Ply Gem, and Sayre factory.

The Bare House and Mill and the Harper House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History

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In 1749, Thomas Stuart purchased near the South River, a tribuary of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. 'Draft' probably refers to the document drafting the land sale or is a reference to the river itself (draft is an old term for river or creek and is part of the name of several such in the area). The plain on the south side of the river tends to channel the wind, thus forming a rather constant draft.

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