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096-0089 Westmoreland State Park

Westmoreland State Park
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VLR Listing Date 06/01/2005

NRHP Listing Date 11/16/2005

NRHP Reference Number 05001265

Westmoreland State Park along the Potomac River, and situated adjacent to Stratford Hall, was the sixth planned park within the Virginia State Parks system and was developed between 1933 and 1942. The 1,299-acre park occupies the “Horsehead Cliffs” that overlook the river and is flanked by marshlands to the south and the river’s beachfront on the north. Geologically, as an example of the Upper Coastal Plain in the Tidewater region, the park’s topography includes rolling hills, ravines, marshlands, cliffs, and heavily forested areas. The park’s built environment features cabins and recreational buildings constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps as well as other historic resources dating to the post-World War II period.

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

Updated: March 19, 2021