Oak Hill

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Oak Hill, an ambitious Federal plantation house, was erected in 1823-1825 by Samuel Hairston. It was one of the largest and finest of the residences constructed along the Dan River in Pittsylvania County. It was noted for its fine woodwork. The house stood as the most thoroughly documented work of James DeJarnett, a master builder of Southside Virginia. After the house was completed, Agnes Hairston, the wife of Samuel Hairston, laid out the formal gardens, and traces of that 19th-century multi-terraced landscaping remained at the time of listing in the 20th century. Oak Hill was gutted by fire in 1988.

Last Updated: January 18, 2024

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

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