Haw Branch

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Haw Branch
Haw Branch Plantation.jpg
Haw Branch, September 2013
Haw Branch is located in Virginia
Haw Branch
Haw Branch is located in the US
Haw Branch
Location North of Amelia off VA 667, near Amelia Courthouse, Virginia
Coordinates 37°24′36″N 78°01′22″W / 37.41000°N 78.02278°W / 37.41000; -78.02278Coordinates: 37°24′36″N 78°01′22″W / 37.41000°N 78.02278°W / 37.41000; -78.02278
Area 98 acres (40 ha)
Built c. 1748 (1748), c. 1815
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 73001992[1]
VLR # 004-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 2, 1973
Designated VLR October 17, 1972[2]

Haw Branch is a historic plantation house located near Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia. The earliest section of the house dates to 1748. It was enlarged and expanded after the Revolutionary War. The house consists of a five-bay central block with hipped roof and exterior-end chimneys, flanked by symmetrical three-bay wings with hipped roofs. It was restored in 1965. The house features finely detailed Federal-style interiors added about 1815. Also on the property are a contributing little school house, a rectangular building with a massive central chimney housing the kitchen and weaving room, and a smokehouse on the eastern end of the row of dependencies.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

References[edit]

  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 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmark8 Commission Staff (September 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Haw Branch" (PDF).  and Accompanying photo