Pine Grove Elementary School

Pine Grove Elementary School, constructed in 1917, is one of six schools for African American students built in Cumberland County that are associated with the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Philanthropist Rosenwald, […]


A good example of rural Federal-style architecture that features transitional elements of early Classical Revival and Greek Revival styles, and currently located within Cumberland State Forest, Trenton is a two-and-one-half-story, […]

Oak Hill

Located within Cumberland State Forest, Oak Hill is a two-story, three-bay, frame dwelling constructed around 1810 by plantation owner William Mynn Thornton (1781–1856). Illustrating the tastes of the planter class […]

Cumberland Court House Historic District

Typical of many Virginia courthouse towns, the resources of the Cumberland Court House Historic District reflect the slow growth of the courthouse village as it gained importance as a regional […]

Hamilton High School

Constructed in 1910, Hamilton High School, renamed Hamilton School in 1944 when it became an elementary school, is significant in the story of education in Cumberland County. Built in response […]

High Bridge

Stretching a straight and level 2,418 feet, more than 100 feet above the Appomattox River and its flood plain between Cumberland and Prince Edward counties, High Bridge is an impressive […]

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Bear Creek Lake, established in 1938 in Cumberland County, was created by the Virginia Department of Agriculture (under direction of the U.S. Forest Service) as a “Recreation Development Area.” About […]

Grace Church

Grace Episcopal Church at Ca Ira, once a town laid out in Cumberland County in 1787, survives as a visually engaging illustration of the stylistic hybridization that occurred with Romantic […]


The highly refined Greek Revival dwelling of Morven was built in 1820 by Randolph Harrison as a wedding present for his daughter Jane. The house was never part of a […]

Muddy Creek Mill

Erected in stages, this large Cumberland County merchant mill, one of the most impressive historic mills in the Commonwealth of Virginia, achieved its present appearance after 1792 when the Muddy […]