Nike-Ajax Missile Launch Site N-75

The Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM) Nike-Ajax Launch Site N-75 near Carrollton in Isle of Wight County is one of Virginia’s few surviving intact surface-to-air Nike-Ajax missile sites. A vestige […]

Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex

Around 1780 Major Francis Boykin purchased a circa-1760 two-room dwelling with basement on a 400-acre plantation, property now occupied by the Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex. Boykin established a […]

Windsor Castle Farm

Windsor Castle Farm is a fine example of a rural colonial dwelling remodeled in the mid-19th century with Greek Revival details to suit changing architectural tastes. The dwelling is thought […]

Oak Crest

Oak Crest presents a fine example of an evolved house. The original portion was built between 1790-1810, with a rear ell built around 1810, and wings built in 1900 and […]

P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., House

The P. D. Gwaltney, Jr., House was built in 1900-1901 for Pembroke Decatur Gwaltney, Jr., who took his family meat business to national prominence with the Smithfield ham before his […]

Henry Saunders House

This Isle of Wight County house was built for Henry Saunders around 1796.  It is a story-and-a-half, three-bay, hall-parlor-plan, beaded weatherboard house. The Henry Saunders House, also known as the […]

William Rand Tavern

The William Rand Tavern is a rare example of colonial-era tavern construction and among the few remaining taverns located near a colonial courthouse. Opened as a tavern in 1759 and […]

Col. Josiah Parker Family Cemetery

Col. Josiah Parker Family Cemetery is located south of the village of Rescue at “Macclesfield” in a wooded area overlooking Ballard’s Creek, in the northern reaches of Isle of Wight […]

Robert Tynes House

Constructed in 1750, the Robert Tynes House is typical of the 18th-century Tidewater house forms found in the Chesapeake Bay regions of Virginia and Maryland. However, most such houses were […]

Ivy Hill Cemetery

Ivy Hill Cemetery was created in 1886 as a private cemetery to serve the residents of the town of Smithfield and of Isle of Wight County. The land was originally […]