Rose Hill

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One of the early landmarks of the town of Front Royal in Warren County, Rose Hill was built as a center-passage single-pile frame farmhouse in 1830 for George C. Blakemore and his wife Elizabeth. A brick ell was added in 1845, after the property was conveyed to Elizabeth Blakemore’s cousin, William Richardson. The house was modernized in a 1937 remodeling, which included the stuccoing of the exterior. The property was caught in the crossfire of the considerable Civil War activity in the area. It served as a Confederate headquarters during the 1862 battle of Front Royal. In 1864 it became a Confederate hospital and was later pillaged by Union troops who destroyed the farm buildings and stole the livestock. Although now in a residential neighborhood, Rose Hill still retains an eight-acre yard, along with its many historical associations.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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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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Nomination Form


Browntown Historic District

Warren (County)


The Civil War in Virginia, 1861-1865, Historic & Archaeological Resources (MPD)

(MPD) Multiple Property Document


Rockland Rural Historic District

Clarke (County)