- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Eleven sites have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Registry, including the Natural Bridge historic district.

The other additions announced by the state Department of Historic Resources include Richmond’s William Byrd Park, which has been called the “Central Park” of the capital city. The green space encompasses 275 acres and dates to 1874.

The Natural Bridge district reflects the commercial development of the resort and tourist area around the iconic rock formation. The original owner of Natural Bridge was Thomas Jefferson.

The registry will also include a rural historic district in Rappahannock County. It features farmsteads and residences dating to the mid-18th century.

Norfolk’s Talbot Hall is also making its debut on the registry. It was one of several properties in the city owned by the prominent Talbot family.



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