049-0096

Newington Archaeological Site

VLR Listing Date

12/17/2009

NRHP Listing Date

03/31/2010

NRHP Reference Number

10000146

Newington, the birthplace and boyhood home of Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, contains a rare combination of archaeological and surviving landscape elements derived from this former 18th-century plantation in King and Queen County. After a fire destroyed the original Newington mansion, a new dwelling was built on the original foundations, but it also burned in the first decade of the 20th century. While a stone building is the only aboveground 18th-century structure remaining, the location of the plantation mansion, two outbuilding foundations, and two cellars have been identified, among other ruins. Newington’s existing landscape components include a cemetery, historic road cut and trace, and the terraces of a falling garden. The archaeological research potential of Newington is extraordinary and includes, beyond the colonial-era remains, remarkably well preserved Native American deposits associated mostly with the Woodland period (1200 BC – AD 1600).

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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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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Nomination Form

049-5132

Chief Otho S. and Susie P. Nelson House

King and Queen (County)

049-5025

Bruington Rural Historic District

King and Queen (County)

028-5030

Millers Tavern Rural Historic District

Essex (County)