Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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Stuarts Draft is a census-designated place (CDP) in Augusta County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,367 at the 2000 census. It is part of the StauntonWaynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Bare House and Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]



In 1749, Thomas Stuart purchased 353 acres (1.43 km2) 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.


Stuarts Draft is located at 38°1′39″N 79°1′44″W / 38.0275°N 79.02889°W / 38.0275; -79.02889 (38.027515, -79.028760).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.8 square miles (51.4 km²), of which, 19.8 square miles (51.4 km²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,367 people, 3,124 households, and 2,436 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 422.0 people per square mile (162.9/km²). There were 3,279 housing units at an average density of 165.4/sq mi (63.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.27% White, 3.44% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

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