Port Royal Historic District Boundary Increase

A boundary increase for the previously listed Port Royal Historic District in Caroline County enlarges the district by nearly 91 acres and encompasses 27 historic buildings, one historic structure, and […]

Old Jail of Caroline County

Built in 1900, Caroline County’s Old Jail, located in the Bowling Green Historic District, is an example of a once common jailhouse building form now mostly vanished from the rural […]

Mount Gideon

The oldest portion of Caroline County’s Mount Gideon dwelling dates to around 1778 when Robert Graham purchased 600-plus acres and began construction of a one-story, double-pile, side-passage house with two […]

Grace Episcopal Church

Grace Episcopal Church is an early Caroline County example of Greek Revival architecture applied to an ecclesiastical building. After its initial construction by neighboring planters between 1833-34 in a simple […]

The Meadow Historic District (Meadow Farm)

The Meadow Historic District, in Caroline County, is comprised of stables and agricultural buildings associated with the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing operation established by Christopher Thompkins Chenery, beginning in […]

Moss Neck Manor

Moss Neck Manor ranks among Virginia’s outstanding examples of Greek Revival plantation architecture. Built circa 1856 for James Parke Corbin, the five-part Palladian composition is 225 feet long – one […]

Jericho School

Jericho School is a small, one-room, frame school with a gable-end entry. Windows on the gable ends and along the western side illuminated the interior, where a blackboard occupied the […]

Bowling Green Historic District

Bowling Green Historic District is one of the largest of Virginia’s picturesque courthouse towns. It was named for Bowling Green, a plantation whose main house still exists at the edge […]


Located at the northern edge of the Bowling Green Historic District in Caroline County, Auburn is an excellent example of a mid-19th-century Greek Revival-style dwelling adapted to local vernacular tradition. […]

The Grove

The Grove is an evolved house displaying intact craftsmanship from the 18th and 19th centuries. Constructed about 1787 during the ownership of Susannah Foster as a simple frame house, it […]