Chatham Historic District

VLR Listing Date


NRHP Listing Date


NRHP Reference Number


The linear Chatham Historic District includes the buildings of governance for the county seat of Pittsylvania County, commercial buildings dating from the late 19th to mid-20th century, and residential neighborhoods constructed between 1807 and 1950. Included in the district are the 1853 National Historic Landmark Pittsylvania County courthouse, more than 60 commercial buildings, and a number of high-style residences. The number and quality of these buildings reflect the prosperity of Chatham as the seat of Pittsylvania County government and as a commercial center for the surrounding rural region of tobacco-rich Southside Virginia.

Last Updated: May 13, 2024

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

For additional information Read

Nomination Form


Gosney Store

Pittsylvania (County)


Southside High School

Pittsylvania (County)


Oak Hill

Pittsylvania (County)