Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park, located in Patrick County, Virginia, is the largest of the original six state parks that opened on June 15, 1936, and is home to the mysterious "fairy stones", or staurolite. The stone, prevalent in the region, may have the St. Andrew's or Roman shape.
|Fairy Stone State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
The park's visitor center
Location of Fairy Stone State Park
Fairy Stone State Park (the United States)
|Location||Patrick County, Virginia, USA|
|Area||4,741 acres (1,919 ha)|
|Established||June 15, 1936|
|Governing body||Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation|
Fairy Stone State Park Historic District
A cabin in the park in winter
|Location||967 Fairystone Lake Dr., Stuart, Virginia|
|Area||4,868.6 acres (1,970.3 ha)|
|Architect||Myers, E.L. Jr.; et al.|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Modern Movement|
|NRHP reference #||07000338|
|Added to NRHP||April 10, 2007|
|Designated VLR||June 8, 2006|
The park's land was donated in 1933 by Junius B. Fishburn, former president of the Southwest Virginia Trust Co. and former owner of the Roanoke Times. The park is 4,741 acres (19.19 km2), making it the largest of the six original parks and one of the largest to this day. Some of the park's features, including its lake and many structures still in use, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
- "Fairy Stone State Park".
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- Hagemann, James A. (1988). The Heritage of Virginia. The Donning Company, 2nd edition, 297 p. ISBN 0-89865-255-3.
- Moore, C.H. Jr., 1937. The staurolite area of Patrick and Henry counties, Virginia. The American Mineralogist 22(9), 990−996.
Media related to Fairy Stone State Park at Wikimedia Commons
- Fairy Stone State Park Web Site
- Fairy Stone State Park in World Database on Protected Areas