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083-0003 Samuel Gilmer House

Samuel Gilmer House
Photo credit: J. Kelly Gilmer, Jr., 2014

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VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 02/17/2015

NRHP Reference 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 in the years since, 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.

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

Updated: September 21, 2021