Elmwood (Union, West Virginia)

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Elmwood (Union, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Elmwood (Union, West Virginia)
Location North of Union off U.S. Route 219, near Union, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°35′44″N 80°32′23″W / 37.59556°N 80.53972°W / 37.59556; -80.53972Coordinates: 37°35′44″N 80°32′23″W / 37.59556°N 80.53972°W / 37.59556; -80.53972
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1835
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001942[1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1976

Elmwood, also known as the Hugh Caperton House, is a historic home located near Union, Monroe County, West Virginia. It was built in the 1830s, and is a two-story, nearly square brick dwelling with Greek Revival details. The front facade features wide limestone steps and a veranda, with second-story balcony, Chinese Chippendale railings at both levels, and four plain but huge plaster covered brick columns. The house was built by Congressman Hugh Caperton (1781–1847). It was home to Allen T. Caperton (1810–1876), the first ex-Confederate elected to the United States Senate after the American Civil War.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is located in the Union Historic District, listed in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ C.E. Turley (May 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Elmwood". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-18.