After farmer John Gregory moved from Mecklenburg County to Lunenburg County, he purchased land and constructed the earliest portion of the current Woodburn dwelling around 1815. The 168-plus-acre Woodburn property, […]

Fifth Avenue Historic District

The town of Kenbridge’s Fifth Avenue Historic District is a linear, five-block, residential district, arrayed on both sides of Fifth Avenue, a wide two-lane road with concrete curbs and sidewalks. […]


Owner Sterling Neblett, Jr., constructed Brickland in two phases, beginning in 1818 and completing it about 1822, on 280 acres he received from his father in 1816. For over 50 […]

Spring Bank

Spring Bank, known also as Ravenscroft and Magnolia Grove, was built in 1793 for John Stark Ravenscroft and his wife, Anne, a member of the Burwell and Carter families, Tidewater […]

Eubank Hall

At first glance, Eubank Hall in Lunenburg County appears to consist of two buildings: an 18th-century building with a later and larger mid-19th-century addition. Upon closer inspection, however, the house […]


Bechelbronn commands a dramatic hilltop setting in rural Lunenburg County. The result of a complicated architectural evolution over 160 years, the house now appears as a rambling, two-story brick house […]

Fort Mitchell Depot

The Fort Mitchell Depot is the last standing train depot in Lunenburg County, where once there existed seven passenger and freight depots representing three different railroads—the Richmond & Danville, the […]

Victoria High School

Until the 20th century, most of Virginia’s rural and small-town public schools were surprisingly primitive. Victoria’s first public school, erected in 1895, was a one-room log building. It was replaced […]

Flat Rock

Flat Rock’s interestingly evolved Lunenburg County plantation house is a study in local vernacular building traditions. The oldest part was erected in the late 18th century for James Hooper using […]

Jones Farm

The soil of eastern Lunenburg County is particularly suited for tobacco. The landscape of tobacco cultivation and production is preserved in the Jones Farm, an agricultural unit assembled in the […]