Fighting Creek Plantation

Fighting Creek, originally part of a 1,699-acre plantation located in Powhatan County and built around 1841, is a good example of a mid-19th-century plantation home. Blending both Classical Revival and […]


Provost, an early-19th-century frame house in Powhatan County, was first known as Oakville. The house sits at the intersection of two roads: one was an early stagecoach route from Richmond […]

Fine Creek Mills Historic District

The Fine Creek Mills Historic District is located off Route 641 near its intersection with Route 711 in Powhatan County. Situated at a bend in the road where it crossed […]

Red Lane Tavern

Located in Powhatan County, Red lane Tavern was built by Joseph B. Davis in 1832. Edward W. Preston operated an ordinary there from 1836 to 1845. A simple, three-bay, frame […]

Mosby Tavern

Mosby Tavern is a two–story I–house with west first-floor and basement rooms dating form the 1740s and the rest of the building from the middle of the 1800s. It served […]


A substantial frame dwelling of complex history and form located in rural western Powhatan County, Somerset appears to have begun as a one-story, three-bay, one-room house with an integral shed […]


Overlooking the rolling hills of Powhatan County along the south side of the James River, Elmington is a two-story, three-bay residence with a full basement constructed in five-course common-bond brick, […]


Rosemont was built in 1898 by C.L. Dodd, the architect who in 1895 designed the St. Francis de Sales Institute, a residential Catholic school for African American girls in Powhatan […]

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Throughout the 19th century, Virginia’s Episcopalians, though few in number, constituted much of the state’s landed gentry. As a result, country Episcopal churches tended to be quite small but are […]


Norwood,  in Powhatan County, is among the most imposing of the post-colonial plantation houses lining the upper James River. The hip-roofed Georgian center portion was built in the late 18th […]