Locust Hill
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Locust Hill (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
Locust Hill (Mechanicsville, Virginia)
LocationVA 608, near Mechanicsville, Virginia
Coordinates37°43′55″N 79°24′5″W / 37.73194°N 79.40139°W / 37.73194; -79.40139Coordinates: 37°43′55″N 79°24′5″W / 37.73194°N 79.40139°W / 37.73194; -79.40139
Area3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built1826 (1826)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.86001066[1]
VLR No.081-0179
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 12, 1986
Designated VLROctober 15, 1985[2]

Locust Hill is a historic home located near Mechanicsville in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The house was built in 1826, and is a two-story, three bay, Federal style brick dwelling. It has a side gable roof and interior end chimneys. The interior was damaged by fire in the 1850s and much of the woodwork was replaced with Greek Revival forms. A Greek Revival style front porch dates from the same period. The property also includes the contributing "slave quarters," a double pen log corn crib, and two frame sheds.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Pamela H. Simpson (September 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Locust Hill" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo