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"The Trout-Kline Place" on Linville Creek, Rockingham Co., VA
Posted by: Craig Trout (ID *****3726) Date: June 06, 2010 at 07:38:17
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I am researching Ensign Georg Michael TROUT (1750-1822) who had a farm somewhere to the southwest of where current CR 809 (Trissels Road) crosses Linville Creek between SR 42 (Harpine Hwy) and CR 617 (Woodlands Church Rd), all being approximately 3 miles SW of Broadway, Rockingham, VA.

In her booklet, Stone Houses on Linville Creek and Their Communities (Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, reprint 1997), pp 32-38, Agnes Kline describes the old TROUT house as being a very plain two-story stone building, built circa 1800, which was flanked by a two-story log house, circa 1775 or earlier. In 1828, John Klein, Sr. (1763-1844) purchased the farm and house, hence the name "Trout-Kline Place."

Agnes Kline does not include a photo of the house in the photo section at the back of her booklet, and never directly comments on the current status of the dwelling. Portions of her narrative appear to be in the past tense, suggesting that the dwelling no longer exists.

Question: Does anyone know if the old TROUT-KLINE stone + log (perhaps weatherboard over log) dwelling is still standing, and if not, where exactly it was located? Does anyone know of any photographs or images of the old TROUT-KLINE house?

For additional information on Ensign Georg Michael TROUT and his grave, see the following site on Find-a-Grave:

Thank you in advance for any assistance!

Craig H. Trout
Loudoun County, VA

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