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Recently Sold Free Union Real Estate

Brilliantly designed home on 45+ acres affording complete privacy and incredible views, overlooking a pastoral setting with mountain backdrop. This exquisitely built home features a classic white brick painted exterior, grand front door entry with brass hardware, oversized stone and marble fireplaces, and Albion Cabinetry throughout. Two full house generators. Every room displays the finest attention to detail. First floor features an octagonal central hall leading to the living room with 14' coffered ceilings and an open chef's kitchen. The formal dining room with carved marble fireplace mantel adjoins a wide butler's pantry with sink. The owner's suite has its own sitting room/office, spacious bathroom with soaking tub, separate vanities and makeup counter. The second floor has three bedrooms with en suite baths. A hall bath services the fourth bedroom, currently used as a playroom. The home office has its own en suite full bath, direct views to the outside vista, wet bar, fireplace and access to the second floor deck. The lower level has a home theater, wine room/cellar, and rec room. The guest house has its own entrance/driveway and offers an additional 3 beds/2.5 baths. Acreage has two ponds. $4,750,000 Sold


5 Beds 7.5 Baths 9,851 SqFt 46.240 Acres

Boxwood Farm - Beautiful country, equestrian estate with 40 pristine acres and spectacular mountain views on Wesley Chapel in Free Union. Located 20 minutes from Charlottesville, this farm possesses everything a horse lover could want... state of the art 5-stall 2,688 sq ft horse barn with heated wash stall, tack room, feed room, hay storage, outdoor wash area, outdoor riding arena, and barn apartment. Barn apartment is fully stocked with full bath, living area, and kitchen. Property also possesses a large equipment building with more than enough space to keep all farming equipment. $3,800,000 Sold


4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,802 SqFt 40.470 Acres

Grey Oaks - a spectacular country estate offering total privacy from over 53 pristine acres in Free Union. Three parcels of gently rolling land, mostly open w/streams, lush meadows, majestic oak trees, Blue Ridge views and two ponds (one is approx. 2 acres). The heart of the property showcases a stunning custom-designed residence, built by Shelter Associates, w/6 BR (one currently serves as an office), 6.5 BA, spacious chef's kitchen w/center-island, lovely dining room and breakfast room, cozy paneled den, and great room w/soaring exposed-beam ceiling and fireplace. The vaulted entry foyer is flanked by two light-filled gallery halls; one providing access to the luxurious master bedroom suite and the second leading to guest/in-law/teenager living quarters comprised of 3 BR, 3 BA, a full kitchen, dining area, and a loft/family room w/fireplace. Superior finishes, details and craftsmanship inside and out; floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood and limestone flooring, built-ins, extensive decking and porches, just to name a few! 3-bay attached garage, 1-bay attached garage, ample storage, and a 1,800± sf  barn. Property is not under conservation easement. Located approximately 15 miles NW of UVA and Downtown Charlottesville. $3,600,000 Sold


6 Beds 6.5 Baths 6,476 SqFt 53.770 Acres

Free Union Land For Sale

Free VA Union History

In 1761, the Free Union area was added to Albemarle County. Two of the earliest families settling here were James Harris and Daniel and Gabriel Maupin. Daniel Maupin lived from 1748 until his death in 1788 in White Hall area on the Maupin Home place. Gabriel his son lived on what is now called Brakeheart Road in Sugar Hollow until his death in 1794. Gabriel’s son Thomas Maupin was the first of the Maupin family to live in the Free Union area. He lived just north of Wesley Chapel Church. He is believed to be buried in the Maupin Cemetery on Pea Vine Road. There are many fieldstones and Ora Maupin and her cousin Marvin Maupin took care of the cemetery for many years. They were not sure of the names for the many fieldstone graves in the cemetery.

No military action occurred in Free Union during the Civil War, and the village emerged unscathed.

Thirty-one families lived within two miles of Free Union in 1847. By 1884-85, Free Union contained two coach and wagon builders, two distillers, three general merchants, two liquor dealers, one corn and one flourmill, two physicians, one undertaker and twenty-one principal farmers. By 1911, Free Union had an estimated population of sixty and included several businesses.

Free Union Baptist Church

Built in 1837, classical-revival, small scale with gable-end entrance, and some Flemish bond brickwork.

The church was built during a time when many rural sects of religion did not have the funds to build individual houses of Worship; so four denominations (Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, and Presbyterian) built this ‘union’ church. It was “free” to all races. Dickinson and Sarah Burruss, of the nearby old Homestead estate, gave the land (deeded November 25,1837) to be used “for a Place of worship … for the different denominations of Christians…one Sabbath or Lord day in every month.” The brick for its construction was made on the Burruss’ plantation. James Ferguson taught school in this Church to black students following the Civil War and is purportedly the first of its kind in Albemarle County.

The village of Free Union was originally named Nicksville after a free slave blacksmith named Nick.

In 1847 a Post Office was established in this village and in order to avoid confusion with a nearby town called Nicksville, the name Free Union was adopted.

Hucksteps Garage, the service station/garage had been in operation since 1933.

Maupin Bros General Store (White’s Store)

The Maupin Brothers operated a general store here from 1966-2000. They had previously been in a store across the street. It was demolished in 2021.

Harris Store

(Free Union Community Hall) Estimated Date of Construction-1850. 2-story, 3-bay wide 4-bay long, gable roofed frame building with gabled-roofed end – entrance with small 1-story porch. North gable has decorative louvered vent. Enclosed stair rises to the South gable-end. Some windows have original shutters.

One of the oldest buildings in Free Union, it served a number of functions during its history. Long owned by the James Harris (died 1797) family, it was originally built as a dwelling house on the corner of their plantation. It also served Ned Harris as a cabinet maker/coffin and wheelwright’s shop. Additionally a Post Office, stores run by John Wyant and John and Charles Bing, a polling house, community hall, lodge hall, library, church social and supper hall, all once occupied this space. Since 1961 this place has been used as Storage. Dr. Bruce Campbell currently owns it.

Free Union, Once Called Nicksville, Officially Was Put on Map as Post Office 167 Years Ago By Vera V. Via (1968)

“One hundred and sity-seven years ago residents of what is now Free Union were looking forward to an event, which would put them on the map. A movement was afoot to establish a post office in the Albemarle County village.

Up to that time the village was known Nicksville . But since another city called Nixville existed in the county, one of the first obstacles was to rename Nicksville to avoid any conflict at the two post offices.

Villages rarely were named when they formed in early days. They began as settlements and acquired names as they grew. Nicksville is said to have been named after a “Free Black” who ran a blacksmith shop in what is now the center of the village.

Several legends appear regarding selection of a name for the new post office but some of these stories are doubtful. In 1847, about 10 years after Free Union Baptist Church was built in what is now the village, the center of the community was about two miles west of the present site and was known as Thompson’s neighborhood. It had a store and a church building (the old Garrison Meeting House).

With the growth of Nicksville, the post office was established and it was placed in what is now Free Union.

We don’t know who chose the name but it was named after the Baptist church. The church was built as a Union church and was free. Free Union Church is mentioned in old records and papers before the post office was established.

For some time afterwards, Free Union remained a post office designation only. The older folks still called the town Nicksville even up to the turn of the century.

A list supplied by the General Service Administration in Washington, D. C. gives the name of Henry Harris as the first postmaster at Free Union. He received the appointment on March 8, 1847. He was a member of the family, which settled at Free Union while it was still a part of Louisa County.

The exact location of the post office operated by Harris is not known. He is said to have lived at Herndon House, which burned a few years ago. Thanks to Active Media for keeping an historic compilation on Free Union.”

Free Union Community Resources

Secrets of the Blue Ridge 

Secrets of the Blue Ridge FB page

Free Union Country Day