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020-0123 Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks
Photo credit: Scott Williams, 2017

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 03/10/2005

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 05000134

Point of Rocks in southern Chesterfield County takes its name from a nearby 60-foot-high sandstone cliff projecting into the Port Walthall Channel of the Appomattox River. The house was built circa 1840 and is a well-preserved, unique, one-story dwelling on a stone foundation. The Point of Rocks property served as an excellent observation point during the Civil War for the Union Army’s General Benjamin F. Butler and also was the site of a hospital constructed for Union troops.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: March 16, 2022