Central State Hospital Chapel

The Chapel was built in 1904 as part of the Central State Hospital, which opened in 1885 in Dinwiddie County as a segregated facility for mentally ill African Americans. The […]


The dwelling at Montrose, in Dinwiddie County, was built as a typical three-bay, dormered, one-and-one-half-story, center-hall-plan farmhouse. It retains much of its historic fabric from its inception through additions typical […]

Stony Creek Plantation

Stony Creek Plantation is likely the oldest building in the county. The original section of the T–shaped frame house is a rare surviving example of a mid-18th-century, center-hall plan, story-and-a-half […]

Zehmer Farm

Consisting of a circa 1905 dwelling and 22 historic domestic and agricultural outbuildings, structures, and sites, the Zehmer Farm sits on the outskirts of the Town of McKenney in Dinwiddie […]

Petersburg National Battlefield

The Petersburg National Battlefield Park consists of a vast network of fortifications and entrenchments constructed by both Union and Confederate armies during the siege of the city of Petersburg from […]

Mayfield Cottage

Mayfield Cottage, the oldest brick house in Dinwiddie County, is a classic example of formal, mid-18th-century Virginia architecture. Its distinguishing features include a clipped gable roof, symmetrical five-bay facades, and […]

Rose Bower

Constructed between 1818 and 1826 Rose Bower’s dwelling house is the nucleus of an early 19th-century plantation that has been continuously owned and farmed by one family, the Roses. Some […]

Sappony Church

From 1763 to 1801 Sappony Episcopal Church was served by the Rev. Devereux Jarrett, a proponent of Methodism within the Anglican, and later Episcopal church. Jarrett was one of Virginia’s […]