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036-0064 Point Lookout Archaeological Site

Point Lookout Archaeological Site
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/20/2014

NRHP Listing Date 05/19/2014

NPS property number 14000234

Point Lookout Archaeological Site is a rural Euro-American domestic site that dates to the period 1642-1859. It is located on Robins Neck in Gloucester County. The property’s primary archaeological resource is a mid-17th- to mid-18th-century domestic site, the remains of John Robins’ circa-1642 dwelling, one of the earliest documented historic dwellings in Gloucester County, for which the Robins Neck peninsula was named. A contributing secondary archaeological resource is a late 17th- to early 18th-century trash pit and a 19th-century ash/refuse area associated with a standing smokehouse. Point Lookout has been documented to be the surviving centerpiece of a historically larger property that encompassed the northeastern tip of Robins Neck from the mid-18th through mid-20th centuries.


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

Updated October 14, 2018