048-0019

Rokeby

VLR Listing Date

12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date

01/20/2005

NRHP Reference Number

04001544

Built circa 1828, Rokeby is a Federal-style country mansion in King George County, set at a height with a magnificent view of the Rappahannock River Valley. In addition to its architectural integrity, the 50-acre estate is significant for its association with two men: Gustavus Brown Wallace, a member of a large extended family of social, political, and economic prominence in Virginia’s colonial and antebellum past, and Langbourne Meade Williams, one of Richmond’s most successful investment bankers in the early 20th century. After he purchased Rokeby in 1916, Williams enlarged the house and organized a building program to transform Rokeby and its pastoral setting into a playground for the wealthy and powerful members of Virginia’s political elite. Members of the legislature and even the governor enjoyed parties and picnics at Rokeby.

Last Updated: June 23, 2024

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

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