Fort Ethan Allen

Fort Ethan Allen was built in September 1861 following the engineering directives of Major John G. Barnard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The bastion-style fort was connected by […]

Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Historic District

The linear Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Historic District in the modern day city of Chesapeake is significant for transportation, engineering, and military history, with the period of significance being 1775–1953. […]

Sanders Farm

The Sanders Farm, located on U.S. Route 52 near Foster Falls in Wythe County, boasts a large collection of architectural resources dating from about 1880 through the mid-20th century. The […]

Washington Aqueduct

Construction of the Washington Aqueduct water supply system for Washington, D.C. began in 1853 by the Army Corps of Engineers. Designed by Capt. Montgomery C. Meigs, the system consisted of […]

Carter Hydraulic Rams

Carter Hydraulic Rams were installed circa 1924 by industrialist George L. Carter to supply water for his summer residence and other buildings in Hillsville, the Carroll County seat of government. […]

Elva C. Deck Boat

Representing a typical Chesapeake Bay wooden deck boat with cross-plank construction, the Elva C. was built in 1922 by Gilbert White, one of the region’s best-known deck boat builders.These boats […]

Claud W. Somers Skipjack

The Chesapeake Bay’s once lively skipjack fleet, which numbered 600 to 700 boats in the last half of the 19th century, now has only five working boats. The Claud W. […]

Jessees Mill

Jessees Mill is located beside a waterfall on Mill Creek and nestled deep in the mountainous Clinch River Valley in Russell County. It began circa 1851 as a single-pen log […]

Goblintown Mill

Situated on Little Goblintown Creek, near the intersection of Virginia secondary routes 704 and 705 in Patrick County, Goblintown Mill consists of a gristmill, built in the 1850s, and a […]