Tree Hill (Richmond, Virginia)
|Location||VA 5, near Richmond, Virginia|
|Area||531 acres (215 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||74002127|
|Added to NRHP||October 17, 1974|
|Designated VLR||May 21, 1974|
Tree Hill near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County, Virginia, is a Greek Revival style plantation house overlooking the James River just east of Richmond. Tree Hill Farm has been occupied for more than two centuries and is said to have been visited by the Marquis de Lafayette on his 1824 farewell tour of the former colonies he helped liberate. Tree Hill was the site of one of the first horse racing tracks in America. On the east side of the property stood the Surrender Tree, a massive oak that was said to mark the spot where Mayor Joseph Mayo surrendered the city of Richmond to Union forces in 1865. It fell during a severe thunderstorm in the summer of 2012.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (April 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Tree Hill" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2010-05-08. and Accompanying photo at Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, undated
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