Alexander Hill Baptist Church

Alexander Hill Baptist Church was built around 1870 during Reconstruction and served a rural African American community in Buckingham County into the 21st century. The presence of a preacher’s mound […]

Buckingham Training School

The site of the Rosenwald-funded Buckingham Training School, near Dillwyn, was constructed during Virginia’s era of racial segregation. Known today as Stephen J. Ellis Memorial Park, the site is significant […]


Chellowe, a three-part Palladian house in Buckingham County, was begun circa 1820 and finished about 1840. Its elegant superimposed portico, supported by four pairs of slender Doric columns on each […]

Guerrant House

Guerrant House is locally significant as a rare survival of a once prevalent house type; the basic one-and-a-half-story frame farmhouse with a kitchen building connected to the rear. Much of […]

Holliday Lake State Park

Holliday Lake State Park, within the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, was created in 1937 as one of four “Recreation Development Areas” in Virginia. The park’s 250 acres are centered on the […]

Seven Islands Archaeological and Historic District

The Seven Islands Archaeological and Historic District is located near the confluence of the James and Slate rivers in Buckingham and Fluvanna counties.  This plantation site contains both prehistoric and […]

Stanton Family Cemetery

Started in 1853, the Stanton Family Cemetery is a very rare surviving burying ground established by free blacks prior to the Civil War. The Stantons were one of the few […]


This boldly scaled house, located on the southern edge of the courthouse town of Buckingham in Buckingham County, was completed in 1860 for William M. Swoope. With its tall proportions […]

Buckingham Court House Historic District

Established in 1818, this Buckingham County seat village was originally named Maysville. A simple courthouse was built just west of the settlement, but within three years a new courthouse was […]