In rural Northumberland County, the magnificent 221-acre estate of Gascony encompasses a Greek Revival-style main house built in ca. 1856, in addition to a guest house and numerous agricultural outbuildings […]

Julius Rosenwald High School

The Julius Rosenwald High School, originally known as the Northumberland County Training School, was one of only seven two-story schools in Virginia constructed utilizing Tuskegee Institute designs for buildings that […]

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 […]


Oakley was built in the first quarter of the 19th century in what is now the Heathsville Historic District. This Federal-style house features Greek Revival detailing. Despite additions and alterations […]

The Academy

The Academy is an excellent example of a small central-passage-plan house of sophisticated Tidewater Federal-style architecture. It and its twin, Chicacoan Cottage, are in the Northumberland County seat’s Heathsville Historic […]

Smith Point Light Station

Smith Point has been protected by no less than five lighthouses and two lightships during its history from 1802 to the present. The Smith Point Light Station is listed under […]


Located on the outskirts of the town of Kilmarnock on the Lancaster/Northumberland county border, Clifton is a two-story weatherboarded residence with brick nogging that was built in 1785 for Landon […]

Cobbs Hall

Cobbs Hall is historically significant as one of the plantations associated with the Lee family of Virginia. Built on land in Northumberland County first patented in 1651 by Richard Lee, […]

Elva C. Deck Boat

Representing a typical Chesapeake Bay wooden deck boat with cross-plank construction, the Elva C. was built in 1922 by Gilbert White, one of the region’s best-known deck boat builders.These boats […]

Claud W. Somers Skipjack

The Chesapeake Bay’s once lively skipjack fleet, which numbered 600 to 700 boats in the last half of the 19th century, now has only five working boats. The Claud W. […]