Oak Hill (Delaplane, Virginia)

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Oak Hill
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Oak Hill (Delaplane, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Oak Hill (Delaplane, Virginia)
Location 0.3 mi (0.48 km) East of Route [US-]17, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) South of Delaplane, Virginia
Coordinates 38°53′19″N 77°54′12″W / 38.88868°N 77.90338°W / 38.88868; -77.90338Coordinates: 38°53′19″N 77°54′12″W / 38.88868°N 77.90338°W / 38.88868; -77.90338
Area 100 acres (40 ha)
Built 1773, 1819
Architectural style Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73002013[1]
VLR # 030-0044
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 18, 1973
Designated VLR April 17, 1973[2]

Oak Hill is an historic home of the Marshall family in Delaplane, Virginia.

It lies north of I-66, just east of the US-17/Delaplane exit from westbound I-66. It consists of two separate houses connected by a passageway.[3] The earlier and smaller house, a Colonial farmhouse measuring 32 ft × 30 ft (9.8 m × 9.1 m), was built in 1773 by Colonel Thomas Marshall,[3] father of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States.[4] John Marshall lived in the Oak Hill house until his marriage in 1783.[3]

In 1819, John Marshall built an attached 40 ft × 37 ft (12 m × 11 m) temple-form Classical Revival house for his son, Thomas.[3][4] Oak Hill was sold out of the Marshall family in 1864.[3] The property is now a private residence. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e NRHP Nomination form prepared by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff, March 1973. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  4. ^ a b Journey through Hallowed Ground – Oak Hill at nps.gov. Accessed 2011-09-03.

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