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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

020-0123 Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 03/10/2005

NPS property number 05000134

Point of Rocks 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 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.


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

Updated April 4, 2018