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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

042-0286 Hanover Wayside

Hanover Wayside
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/11/2002

NRHP Listing Date 11/22/2002

NPS property number 02001365

Hanover Wayside is a 35–acre park located on U.S. Route 301 about 15 miles north of Richmond. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the park during 1937 and 1938. It was constructed as a part of the New Deal’s Recreational Demonstration Areas program. The U.S. Department of the Interior transferred ownership to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1943, and the state conveyed it to Hanover County in 1983. It includes both wooded and open areas, picnic areas with stone grills, a picnic shelter, a small lake stocked for fishing, and a field for sports. The park owes many of its design features to park design principles adopted and promulgated by the National Park Service.


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

Updated April 4, 2018