Maple Roads

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Maple Roads, originally known as Rock Heath, was built by Captain John D. Richardson, a hero in the War of 1812.  Capt. Richardson represented Charlotte County in the General Assembly from 1809 to 1837. The house, located just west of Keysville, was built on land John and his wife Elizabeth Spenser bought at auction following the death of Elizabeth’s father. The house was started in 1813 and reached its present form by 1821. The two-story, five-bay brick house with molded brick cornices has Federal interior woodwork including fine mantels and the remarkable survival of decorative graining and marbleizing. Two outbuildings survive on the property, as does a cemetery containing Richardson family graves and those of the Pettus family, who acquired Maple Roads in the 1870s.

Last Updated: May 12, 2024

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

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