Tree Hill (Richmond, Virginia)

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Tree Hill
Tree Hill (Richmond, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Tree Hill (Richmond, Virginia)
Location VA 5, near Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°29′46″N 77°24′49″W / 37.49611°N 77.41361°W / 37.49611; -77.41361Coordinates: 37°29′46″N 77°24′49″W / 37.49611°N 77.41361°W / 37.49611; -77.41361
Area 531 acres (215 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74002127[1]
VLR # 043-0032
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 17, 1974
Designated VLR May 21, 1974[2]

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.

Tree Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The listing included three contributing buildings.[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. ^ 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