Cherry Walk

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DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

The outbuildings, farm buildings, and residence at Cherry Walk in Essex County form an unusually complete Tidewater plantation complex of the middling class, providing a rare, essentially undisturbed picture of a vanished lifestyle. With its gambrel roof, plain interior, and unadorned brick walls, the dwelling house is a characteristic example of late-18th-century eastern Virginia architecture, built ca. 1795 for Carter Croxton whose family had settled there in 1739. The outbuildings include two dairies, a smokehouse, privy, and kitchen. The farm buildings consist of an early frame barn, a plank corncrib, and a late-19th-century blacksmith shop. The buildings, erected over a long span of time, illustrate various rural construction techniques. The entire complex was carefully rehabilitated at the time of the nomination of the farm, including the restoration of the 18th-century garden.  Cherry Walk also contributes to the Millers Tavern Rural Historic District.

Last Updated: January 18, 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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DAW Theatre

Essex (County)


Occupacia-Rappahannock Rural Historic District

Essex (County)


Millers Tavern Rural Historic District

Essex (County)