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Help DHR locate historic resources in Virginia.

DHR's Archives maintains digital and hardcopy records on more than 100,000 historic properties throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. These records consist of documentation that may include

  • field survey reports
  • photographs
  • draft architectural descriptions
  • and topographic map locations.

Since this agency's founding in 1966 (as the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission), agency and non-agency historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, volunteers and interns have surveyed literally thousands of properties resulting in thousands and thousands of archival documents. During 44-plus years, some of these documents were added to the DHR Archives without pinpointing the precise location of their affiliated resource—although we may know the general locality and even the resource's name.

Check out the featured historic sites below. Follow the links provided to photographs and other descriptive documentation for each site. If you know the location or other pertinent information relating to any of these historic places or can tell us if a building still exists, please contact us.
Send your updates or queries to Quatro Hubbard, DHR Archivist, either by email or by phone at (804) 482-6102.

Help us locate a featured resource and you'll help contribute to DHR's mission to document Virginia's rich history.

Capital & Central Region
General Location Property Name /
DHR file #
Survey Form /
Other Documentation
Photos Year Surveyed
 Date Posted
Comments
Colonial Heights, (Chesterfield Co.) Lundy (Lundie) House /
106-0014
Survey Form Go 1977
3/28/11
The Lundy (or Lundie) House is located on Lakeside Avenue in Colonial Heights.
Nelson Co. North Branch School /
062-0095
PIR Form Go 1990
1/21/11
Found.
Also known as Essie Farrar House, near Afton.
Buckingham Co. Old Bransford House /
014-0098
Survey Form Go 1968
12/22/10
Near Dillwyn.
Brunswick Co. Laurel Branch / 012-0074 Survey Form Go 1971
12/22/10
 
Brunswick Co. Edmunds House /
012-0048
See comment. Go 1968
12/16/10
No survey form, just a note in the file that this was the Edmunds House on the Kenbridge Quad in Brunswick Co.
Amherst Co. Hamilton House /
005-0060
Survey Form Go 1973
12/8/10
Northern part of county; log structure beneath clapboard.
Fluvanna Co. Stoneleigh /
032-0102
Survey Form Go 1973
12/8/10
Near Palmyra.


Northern Region
General Location Property Name /
DHR file #
Survey Form /
Other Documentation
Photos Year Surveyed
 Date Posted
Comments
Fauquier Co. Orange Co. Hunt Kennels / 030-5081 Letter & Sketch Go 1990
1/21/11
Near The Plains.
Fauquier Co. Yelverton /
030-0739
  Go 1979
1/21/11
Photos only for documentation.
Fauquier Co. Windcrest /
030-0633
  Go 1979
1/21/11
Photos only for documentation.
Fauquier Co. Middleburg Stables /
030-0707
Survey Form Go 1979
1/21/11
 
Fauquier Co. Rock Hill Mill /
030-0014
Survey Form Drawing 1980
1/21/11
Mill site dates to circa 1807.
Fauquier Co. Texas Cabin /
030-0670
Survey Form Go 1979
1/21/11
Circa 1850, near The Plains.
Culpeper Co. Inskeep House /
023-0035
Survey Form Go 1973
1/21/11
1852 house.
Culpeper Co. Guinn House /
023-0034
Survey Form Go 1973
1/21/11
Circa 1860, or earlier.
Augusta Co. Pollock House /
007-1007
Survey Form Go 1982
12/22/10
South side of Rte. 810, near Staunton?
Loudoun Co. Delacoelia /
053-012
Survey Form Go 1971
12/16/10
Near Middleburg.
Loudoun Co. Delaney Frazier House /
053-0749
Survey Form Go 1983
12/16/10
Near Middleburg
Fredericksburg Service Station /
111-0139
Survey Form Go 1971
12/8/10
 Found
(See photos)
Madison Co. Madison Co. Poor House / 056-0027 Newspaper clipping Go 1991
12/8/10
 Found.



Tidewater Region
General Location Property Name /
DHR file #
Survey Form /
Other Documentation
Photos Date Surveyed
 Date Posted
Comments
King William Co. Chestnut Grove /
050-0088
Survey Form /
News article
Go 1970
3/28/11
In the Enfield vicinity, on Rte. 605 (perhaps between Manquin and Enfield).
King William Co. Oak Grove /
050-0085
Survey Form Go 1970 & 75
3/28/11
Oak Grove, also known at Woody's Place and the Old Robbie McGeorge Place, appears to be on Rte. 609 at Claybank, on the Beulahville Quad.
King William Co. Riders /
050-0084
Survey Form Go 1970
3/28//
Located off of Rte. 604 near Mangohick (possibly on the Hanover Quad). Possibly initially built circa 1720-1760 .
Northumberland Co. Richlands PIF & Photos Go 1991
1/21/11
In 1991, Richlands was on a waterfront 3-acre parcel along Indian Creek, near the Chesapeake Bay and Kilmarnock
Accomack Co. Duer House / 001-0013 Map Go 1970
12/22/10
Found
Northumberland Co. Bruington /
066-0115
Survey Form Go 1988
12/16/10
Found.
King William Co. Belmont /
050-0080
Survey Form Go 1970
2011
Belmont is pre-1860 house in the Manquin area, on Route 665. Originally owned by the Gatewood family.
King William Co. Mt. Hope Farm /
050-0143
Survey Form Go 1993
2011
Located near Whites Shop on Route 633 (Powhatan Trail) in King William County.
King William Co. Gregory House /
050-0140
Correspondence Go 2011 Found.
King William Co. Monquin /
050-0104
Survey Report Go 1979
12/16/10
The property appears to have been part of the College Lands along Monquin Creek. This was an area of approximately 10,000 acres that was set aside in the late 17th century for the benefit of the College of William and Mary. 3-23-79
Accomack Co. Bayview or Bay View /
001-0142
Survey Form Go 1972
12/7/10
Found / Now a bed and breakfast inn.
Hampton Armstrong House /
114-0009
Survey Form Go 1968
12/8/10
Vanished


Western Region
General Location Property Name /
DHR file #
Survey Form /
Other Documentation
Photos Date Surveyed
 Date Posted
Comments
Craig Co. Craigland Farm /
022-5020
No documents. Go 3/28/11 This site was photographed by the G.B. Lorraine Real Estate Co. The Lorraine pictures were willed to DHR when Ms. Lorraine passed away in the late 1990s. She used the photos as postcards--the prints had information typed on the back and then were handed out for sales promotion. The backs of these photos just have the date, April 1953, and  designate it as Craigland Farm, a 2000-acre cattle ranch.
Pulaski Co. Newbern Road House /
125-0073
Survey Form Go 1990
3/28/11
See Survey Form.
Pulaski Co. House on 4th Street Survey Form Go 1990
3/28/11
See Survey Form.
Bedford Co. Hopkins Place /
009-0040
Survey Form Go 1972
1/21/11
Found
Craig Co. Anderson Farm /
022-0008
Survey Form Go 1973
1/21/11
Circa 1848
Botetourt Co. Eagle Rock Funeral Home /
011-0448
Survey Form Go 1987
12/22/10
Found.
Smyth Co./
Saltville
Stuart Log House /
086-0007
Survey From &
News clippings
Go 1972
12/16/10
Original owner William Stuart?  Brother of J.E.B.?
Buchanan Co. Hale Creek Primitive Baptist Church / 013-0008 Survey Form Go 1983
12/8/10
Nice looking log structure / Found
Roanoke Co. Muse House / 149-0003 Survey Form Go 1967
12/8/10
Found


Updated 3.16.12