Cedar Grove (Providence Forge, Virginia)

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Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove, State Route 609, Providence Forge vicinity (New Kent County, Virginia).jpg
Cedar Grove, HABS Photo
Cedar Grove (Providence Forge, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Cedar Grove (Providence Forge, Virginia)
Cedar Grove (Providence Forge, Virginia) is located in USA
Cedar Grove (Providence Forge, Virginia)
Location Southwest of New Kent off VA 608, near Providence Forge, Virginia
Coordinates 37°29′07″N 77°06′57″W / 37.48528°N 77.11583°W / 37.48528; -77.11583Coordinates: 37°29′07″N 77°06′57″W / 37.48528°N 77.11583°W / 37.48528; -77.11583
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built c. 1810 (1810), c. 1916
NRHP Reference # 79003058[1]
VLR # 063-0036
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 28, 1979
Designated VLR October 16, 1979[2]

Cedar Grove is a historic plantation house located near Providence Forge, New Kent County, Virginia. The main section was built about 1810, and is a 2 1/2-story, single pile, brick structure. The frame section was added about 1916. It has a traditional one-room side-hall plan. Also on the property are a contributing smokehouse and several sheds added about 1916. It was the farm residence of the Christians, a leading county family of colonial and early-Republican times. The 19th-century cemetery contains the graves of the Christian family, including Letitia Christian Tyler, the first wife of President John Tyler.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (October 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cedar Grove" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying two photos

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