The prosperity of early-19th-century Prince William County is reflected in the number of substantial, albeit relatively plain, plantation houses erected by the landed gentry. Moor Green, Liberia, Ben Lomond, Locust Bottom, and others show a certain kinship in the use of the I-house form, spare exterior elaboration, and restrained interior Federal trim. Locust Bottom departs from the norm by having a four-bay rather than a five-bay façade. James Green, owner of 610 acres, twenty enslaved individuals, and fourteen horses, had the main part of the house built around 1819. It was attached to a modest frame dwelling built in 1810 soon after Green purchased the farm. Although still the nucleus of a large farm, the house stands unrestored. Surrounding Locust Bottom are remnants of a large boxwood garden. A collection of farm buildings complements the agrarian landscape.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark