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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

019-0034 Woodfork

Woodfork
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/13/2001

NRHP Listing Date 01/24/2002

NPS property number 01001509

Woodfork is an impressive Federal mansion sited on an eminence in an unspoiled rural setting. It is representative of the architectural work of its original owner, Henry Anderson Watkins, a master builder. Watkins, sometimes with his brother William Morton Watkins, has been credited with the construction of other historic brick homes of similar quality in Charlotte County. Members of the Watkins family have been actively engaged in business and government in the Charlotte County area since Joel Watkins arrived in the 1780s. The property, given to Henry by his father, Joel Watkins, also includes a barn, two graveyards, and the remains of another barn, as well as the remains of a brick kiln. The kiln is thought to have been the source of not only the bricks for Woodfork, but also for some of the other houses built by Henry Watkins.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018