Chinn House

The Chinn House, in Richmond County’s Town of Warsaw, was home to lawyer and judge Joseph William Chinn and his family. Completed in 1908, the large two-story dwelling is an […]


An imposing colonial mansion, Bladensfield was built in the third quarter of the 18th century by Robert (“Councillor”) Carter, who in 1790 gave the place to his son-in-law John C. […]


Woodford is an example of Virginia’s transitional vernacular architecture, combining features of the simple cottages of early colonial times with more formal, symmetrical qualities of the Georgian style. The cottage-like […]


Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, colonial statesman and patriot, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Small but unusually formal with its stuccoed walls and dark […]

Mount Airy

Dramatically set on a ridge above the broad bottomlands and marshes of the Rappahannock River, this five-part, neo-Palladian plantation house is the most architecturally sophisticated of Virginia’s surviving colonial mansions. […]

Richmond County Courthouse

Many of Virginia’s colonial courthouses had arcaded fronts, but Richmond County’s courthouse was built with the unusual scheme of four-bay arcades along its two sides. Each arcade was supplemented with […]

Sabine Hall

Robert (“King”) Carter’s three sons each built a Georgian mansion on a plantation given to them by their father. Of the three only Sabine Hall, the ca. 1738-42 home of […]

Indian Banks

The compact plantation house of Indian Banks stands on land in Richmond County patented by Thomas Glascock in 1652. Traditionally dated to 1699, Indian Banks may have been built in […]

Linden Farm

A recent dendrochronological study has determined that the earliest portion of this vernacular farmhouse was erected in 1760, making the house at Linden Farm one of the older dwellings on […]

Farnham Church

Farnham Church in Richmond County has survived abandonment, wars, and fire. Dominating its tiny crossroads settlement, the church was built ca. 1737 to replace a mid-17th-century church. With a Latin […]