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Spring Valley Farm

Spring Valley Farm, Delaplane, Virginia (38.93009, -77.96665)

Log House Felling Date: Spring 1853, Spring 1852

Meat House Felling Date: Spring 1829

Main House East Side Felling Date: Winter 1840/1

Main House West Side Felling Date: Winter 1853/4

Main House West Side Inserted 1st Floor Ceiling Felling Date: Undated

Site Master 1731-1853 (white oak) SVFVAx1 (t = 11.71 DC-AREA2; 10.37 HQFx; 9.52 CONCORD1). Individual sample 1755-1828 (white oak) svfva22 (t = 7.05 CONCORD1; 6.28 ARC; 6.27 CCVAx1).

The complex at Spring Valley Farm consists of a log house, meat house, and a primary house built of two historic sections, an east side and a west side. Dendrochronological analysis has been successful in dating all three structures.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2021 "The Tree-Ring Dating of Spring Valley Farm, Delaplane, Virginia," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2021/13




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230