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Brightly with hedge.jpg
Roadside view
Brightly is located in Virginia
Brightly is located in the United States
Location2844 River Rd W, near Goochland, Virginia
Coordinates37°40′38″N 77°52′59″W / 37.67722°N 77.88306°W / 37.67722; -77.88306Coordinates: 37°40′38″N 77°52′59″W / 37.67722°N 77.88306°W / 37.67722; -77.88306
Area31 acres (13 ha)
Builtc. 1842 (1842)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #06000705[1]
VLR #037-0004
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 16, 2006
Designated VLRJune 8, 2006[2]

Brightly is a historic plantation house located near Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia. The main dwelling was built about 1842, and is a two-story, single pile, central-passage-plan, gable-roofed brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. The front facade features a one-story, one-bay Greek Revival Doric order porch. Also on the property are the contributing pair of slave dwellings, privy, granary, chicken house, barn, well house, windmill, cemetery and the gate posts.[3]

The house now serves as a small bed and breakfast.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ John E. Wells and Mary Harding Sadler (March 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Brightly" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying four photos