Seay’s Chapel Methodist Church

Seay’s Chapel Methodist Church is an architecturally significant example of an unaltered late-19th-century small frame chapel with Gothic Revival and Carpenter Gothic influences. Such small frame churches were once common […]


Melrose was built by Charles Alexander Scott in 1813 near his mill on the James River in Fluvanna County. Scott was a member of the locally prominent family that operated […]

Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie, built in 1829 for Elizabeth Cary, is one of a small group of buildings found in Fluvanna County that were built in the idiosyncratic romantic medieval-inspired style popularized […]

Union Mills Canal Outlet Locks #1 and #2

Union Mills Canal Outlet Locks #1 & #2 were constructed between 1850-1854 as part of the Rivanna River canal system that ran from Charlottesville in Albemarle County through Fluvanna County […]

Pleasant Grove

William D. Haden built Pleasant Grove just west of the town of Palmyra in 1854. His family first settled in Fluvanna County in the 1760s and Pleasant Grove was home […]

Western View

Western View is a rare example of a dwelling that evolved from a two-room cottage to a two-part house whose final form makes no attempt to present a sophisticated ensemble. […]


Laughton in Fluvanna County was begun about 1785 by David Shepherd, a local planter who also served as a county sheriff and magistrate. The house is a particularly good example […]

Rivanna Farm

Rivanna Farm is a particularly important Fluvanna County agricultural property because of the tangible remains of farming operations that took place during the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as […]

The Oaks

The Oaks, the seat of the Richardson/Bowles family for nearly 200 years, features a substantial brick house begun about 1800 and finished in 1830. It has fine vernacular woodwork that […]

Gum Creek

Fluvanna County’s Gum Creek is a little-altered and well-preserved example of a characteristic type of Virginia Piedmont house of the late 18th century. It is a frame, center-passage-plan, two-over-two-room dwelling […]