South Garden

Located on a rural estate in New Kent County, South Garden is a historic dwelling constructed between 1825-1840. The wood frame dwelling retains its significant interior woodwork, much of which […]


The two-story Greek Revival frame I-house of Shuttlewood was constructed between ca. 1848 and 1858 for William Payne (Pain) Waring and is one of a few rare examples of mid-19th-century […]

New Kent Ordinary

With portions dating back to 1736, New Kent Ordinary has a storied history. George Washington referred to and visited the ordinary a number of times during the Revolutionary War, when […]

Moss Side

Reflecting a time of rebuilding in New Kent County following destruction of the area’s physical landscape and agricultural economy during the Civil War, the architecture of the main residence and […]

Cedar Lane

The Cedar Lane property was owned by the Poindexter family as early as the 1780s, beginning with William Poindexter, and remained in the family for several generations. An example of […]


Through its 300-year existence, Cumberland in New Kent County has housed revolutionists, plantation owners, slaves, and military personnel. Partly due to its location and considerable acreage, Cumberland has been the […]

Crump’s Mill and Millpond

New Kent County’s Crump’s Mill and Millpond, typical of country gristmills of the Tidewater region, was improved and modernized over time. It is unusual that much of the mill’s machinery […]

Spring Hill

Spring Hill is a well-preserved example of a typical, center-hall-plan, Tidewater farmhouse. While initially thought to have been built about 1782, more recent architectural analysis estimates the construction date to […]

New Kent School

The New Kent School (white) and George W. Watkins School (black), both located in New Kent County, are associated with the 1968 U.S. Supreme Court case Green v. New Kent County, the most […]