Chatham is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the vicinity of the Bridgetown community of Northampton County. The house is notable as an excellent example of the Federal […]


One of Virginia’s earliest gambrel-roofed houses, Westover was erected ca. 1750, probably for Michael Christian, Jr. It survived as a rare and important example of 18th-century vernacular architecture indigenous to […]


A typical gentry-class Eastern Shore plantation house, Caserta, built ca. 1840, was originally the home of George P. Upshur. It was noted for its impressive open-well staircase. The house was […]

Light Stations of the United States MPD

This Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) Form facilitates the nomination to the registers of light stations in the United States. Today nearly 250 lighthouses in the United States are accessible to […]


Situated on five acres at the edge of the Eastville Historic District, in the town of Eastville, Northampton County, Cessford was built about 1801 and bought by Dr. John Kerr […]

Almshouse Farm at Machipongo

Almshouse Farm at Machipongo is a complex of five contributing buildings dating from 1725 to the early 20th century. The 17-acre Northampton County site was used continuously as an almshouse […]

James Brown’s Dry Goods Store

James Brown’s Dry Goods Store was built by William U. Nottingham to serve as a general merchandise outlet for the Eastville community. A ten-foot-deep porch shelters the original wooden storefront […]

Cape Charles Light Station

Cape Charles Light Station was constructed in 1894 on Smith Island in Northampton County, replacing an earlier 1864 structure. The Light Station is positioned on the southern tip of the […]

Upper Ridge Site

Located on Mockhorn Island in Northampton County, the Upper Ridge Site is an archaeological site along the Atlantic coast once occupied by Indians from 9500 B.C. to 900 A.D., the […]

Eastville Mercantile

The Eastville Mercantile building is a traditional 19th-century store for the Chesapeake area, and is located in the heart of Northampton County’s Eastville Historic District. Built circa 1850, the two-story […]