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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

083-0003 Samuel Gilmer House

Samuel Gilmer House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 02/17/2015

NPS property number 15000019

The Samuel Gilmer House, located in Russell County and built around 1820, is one of the few surviving examples of Federal-style architecture in far southwest Virginia. While the building has been refurbished, restored and annexed throughout the past 194 years, it retains classic Federal-style characteristics both in the interior and exterior. Other buildings and structures on the property that contribute to its historical significance include a detached original kitchen and cellar building, and the remaining stone piers and abutments of a circa-1848 covered bridge that was likely part of the Cumberland Gap Turnpike.


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

Updated April 4, 2018