Fuqua Farm

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The Fuqua Farm residence in western Chesterfield County traces back to a late-18th- or early-19th-century one-room-plan dwelling, a common and simple vernacular house form that early emigrants to Virginia typically erected. Possibly in the first half of the 19th century, a second one-room-plan house was built next to the earlier dwelling. In the early 20th century, these two buildings were attached and combined under one roof, thereby creating a larger living quarters. The resulting house was slightly enlarged again in the 1930s or 1940s with the enclosure of a porch. Clearly conveying these early house forms in its present-day appearance, Fuqua Farm is locally important in that it offers examples of two one-room-plan vernacular houses, along with examples of early-20th-century architectural adaptations such as a large front porch. The Fuqua family has owned the farm since around the late 18th century.

The 23.3-acre Fuqua Farm, located on Bethia Road in western Chesterfield County, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. A 2024 Boundary Decrease for the farm resulted from a property conveyance that reduced the intact acreage associated with the historic dwelling to 4.5 acres. The land that has been sold is slated for residential development. The 2024 update includes Additional Documentation pertaining to the Fuqua Cemetery and its disinterment. The cemetery was not included in the original nomination, as it was located on a separate parcel and was not owned by the same property owner. Despite the boundary decrease, the immediate area around the historic dwelling will remain intact, including the 1/3-mile long driveway (lined with cedar trees), the house yard, and the general area around the associated building complex.
[VLR Approved: 3/21/2024; NRHP Approval: Pending]

Last Updated: March 21, 2024

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

For additional information Read

Nomination Form

2024 Boundary Decrease and Additional Documentation Nomination


Kingsland (Richmond View)

"Virginia's Lost" Delisted Landmarks


Prehistoric and Historic Resources, Bermuda Hundred MPD

(MPD) Multiple Property Document


Pocahontas State Park Historic District

Chesterfield (County)