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042-0055 Oak Forest

Oak Forest
Photo credit: DHR, 2008

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/1999

NRHP Listing Date 08/23/1999

NRHP Reference Number 99000964

Oak Forest was built by Samuel and Catharine Pollard Overton about 1828 during a period of growth in Hanover County. It stands in a grove of trees, surrounded by cultivated fields, at the intersection of two historic country roads that witnessed considerable activity during the Civil War. It is a typical two-story, frame I-house with straight-sided end chimneys in Flemish bond. The interior of Oak Forest is essentially unchanged and features several handsome Federal mantels that include reeded panels and molded architraves.

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

Updated: August 16, 2022