Montpelier (Cabin Point, Virginia)

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Montpelier
Montpelier (Cabin Point, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Montpelier (Cabin Point, Virginia)
Location 1.4 mi. SW of Cabin Point, near Cabin Point, Virginia
Coordinates 37°10′19″N 77°3′9″W / 37.17194°N 77.05250°W / 37.17194; -77.05250Coordinates: 37°10′19″N 77°3′9″W / 37.17194°N 77.05250°W / 37.17194; -77.05250
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Architectural style Other, Tidewater vernacular
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80004227[1]
VLR # 090-0014
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 26, 1980
Designated VLR February 21, 1978[2]

Montpelier is a historic home in Surry County, Virginia, located near Cabin Point. While the home's builder and date of construction are uncertain, it was built by a member of the Cocke family, most likely one of two men named John Cocke. Its layout and architecture suggest that it was built in the latter half of the eighteenth century, although its date of construction has also been cited as circa 1724. The house is considered to be an "unusually distinctive example" of vernacular architecture in the Tidewater region; additionally, its features and layout provide important evidence as to how local architecture developed in the region.[3] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 21, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form: Montpelier". National Park Service. Retrieved December 27, 2012.