Brandon Plantation (Halifax County, Virginia)

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Brandon Plantation
Brandon Plantation from Henderson Road.jpg
Overview from the north
Brandon Plantation (Halifax County, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Brandon Plantation (Halifax County, Virginia)
Brandon Plantation (Halifax County, Virginia) is located in the United States
Brandon Plantation (Halifax County, Virginia)
LocationColeman Drive, 500 feet west of its junction with Henderson Road, Alton, Virginia
Coordinates36°34′45″N 79°07′16″W / 36.57917°N 79.12111°W / 36.57917; -79.12111Coordinates: 36°34′45″N 79°07′16″W / 36.57917°N 79.12111°W / 36.57917; -79.12111
Area141 acres (57 ha)
Builtc. 1800 (1800), 1842
Built byThomas Day
Architectural styleEarly Republic, Greek Revival
NRHP reference #96000495[1]
VLR #041-0157
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 26, 1996
Designated VLROctober 18, 1995[2]

Brandon Plantation is a historic plantation home located near Alton, Halifax County, Virginia. The main house is a two-part, frame vernacular farmhouse. The earliest section of the farmhouse is a single-pile, three-bay, gable-roof dwelling erected about 1800. Attached to the east end is a two-bay section added about 1842. The interior features details attributed to Thomas Day, a well-known African-American cabinetmaker from Milton, North Carolina. The farmhouse underwent an extensive remodeling and modernization in the early 1960s but preserves a significant degree of architectural integrity. Also on the property are a contributing frame kitchen / slave quarter outbuilding, an early stone-lined well, and the sites of early agricultural outbuildings.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


  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. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Calder Loth (August 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Brandon Plantation" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo