The imposing two-story, five-bedroom Greek Revival mansion of the Clarkton estate stands atop a promontory near the Staunton River in rural Halifax County. Built for Charles Clark between 1844 and […]

Oak Cliff

Located on the Hyco River in south-central Halifax County, Oak Cliff is significant for its diversity of architectural features that derive from Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Gothic Revival styles. […]

Bloomsburg (Watkins House)

Located on a well-traveled Halifax County route that became Highway 58, Bloomsburg (Watkins House) is a finely detailed Greek Revival plantation house, among the first generation of such houses in […]


Brandon-on-the-Dan represents over two centuries of architectural development. Construction began circa 1810-1825 with a small house of dovetail-notched log construction that may have later served briefly as a tavern. In […]

Cedar Grove

Among Halifax County’s oldest-surviving houses, Cedar Grove dates to the late 1770s, as indicated by aspects of the one-story house, which may have been built for William Smith. Early features […]


Built around 1861, Halifax County’s Glenwood blends the county’s leading antebellum architectural styles: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate. The two-story frame house was constructed in front of an earlier […]

Vaughan House

Built in 1888, the Vaughan House is a prominent Italianate-style residence in South Boston, Halifax County’s largest town. The two-story frame house is distinguished by elaborate ornamentation including a bracketed […]

Dewberry Hill

Dewberry Hill began as a one-story-with-garret house, built in the 18th or early 19th century. In the late 1860s, Dr. Thomas Herndon Miles and his wife, Lucie L. Palmer Miles, […]


Near the Dan River in Halifax County, Riverside evolved during building campaigns through the 19th century, likely beginning with a story-and-a-half frame dwelling, possibly from the late-18th-century. Acquired by planter […]

Walters-Moshier House

In the Halifax County town of South Boston, the Walters-Moshier House is a prominent example of the up-scale in-town residences built for the town’s bright leaf tobacco barons. The circa […]