Town of Surry Historic District

The Town of Surry Historic District encloses a small crossroads community that was first settled in the mid-18th-century and became the Surry County seat in 1797. Surrounded by agricultural and […]

Walnut Valley

Located in Surry County’s Chippokes Plantation State Park, Walnut Valley consists of a circa 1770 plantation house, an 1816 slave quarter and an associated archaeological site within a nearly 263-acre […]

Cedar Ridge

Cedar Ridge is situated on approximately three acres in the southwestern portion of Surry County. The building is an excellent example of mid-18th-century Virginia vernacular domestic architecture. The house, probably […]

Rogers’ Store

Rogers’ Store was preceded on the site by Gwaltney’s Store, which was constructed in 1827. This building was converted to storage space when Rogers’ Store was built in 1894. Watt […]

Surry County Courthouse Complex

The authority of local government is handsomely symbolized in Surry County’s Neoclassical courthouse, the dominant landmark of this crossroads county seat. The two-story brick building, highlighted by a stately Ionic […]

Swann’s Point Archaeological Site

Test excavations conducted by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources at Swann’s Point in 1973 revealed two abutting brick domestic foundations measuring 60′ X 20′ total. The related artifacts strongly […]

Rich Neck Farm

The striking early-19th-century farmhouse at Rich Neck Farm in Surry County was built for William E. B. Ruffin in the second or third decade of the 19th century as the […]

Second Southwark Church Archaeological Site

Although historical records suggest that more than eighty churches and chapels were constructed in Virginia during the 17th century, only St. Luke’s Church in Isle of Wight County and the […]

Smith’s Fort

A barely discernible earthwork on a steep finger of land above Gray’s Creek is the remnant of what is likely the oldest extant construction of English origin in Virginia. The […]

Warren House

The Warren House, a classic example of colonial Virginia architecture, has been the inspiration for numerous 20th-century replicas. Long thought to have been the 17th-century home of either John Rolfe […]