Hunting Quarter

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Hunting Quarter
Hunting Quarter is located in Virginia
Hunting Quarter
Hunting Quarter is located in the US
Hunting Quarter
Location VA 632, S of jct. with VA 608, near Waverly, Virginia
Coordinates 36°52′04″N 77°13′28″W / 36.86778°N 77.22444°W / 36.86778; -77.22444Coordinates: 36°52′04″N 77°13′28″W / 36.86778°N 77.22444°W / 36.86778; -77.22444
Area 49 acres (20 ha)
Built 1745 (1745)-1772
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 95000396[1]
VLR # 091-0031
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 7, 1995
Designated VLR April 28, 1995[2]

Hunting Quarter is a historic plantation house located near Waverly, Sussex County, Virginia. The main house was built between 1745 and 1772, and is a 1 1/2-story, five bay, single pile, center hall, frame dwelling. It has a gambrel roof with dormers and exterior end chimneys. Attached to the main section is a rear ell added in 1887, and two small porches added in the 20th century. Also on the property are a contributing smokehouse, the sites of four outbuildings, the Harrison family cemetery, and a slave cemetery. Hunting Quarter was built by Captain Henry Harrison (c. 1736 – 1772), son of Benjamin Harrison IV of Berkeley.[3] During the French and Indian War, Captain Harrison was stationed at Fort Duquesne, he served as a captain under Major General Edward Braddock and later under Lieutenant Colonel George Washington. Captain Harrison was a brother of Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence. According to tradition, a walking cane that belonged to US President William Henry Harrison, a nephew of the builder, once hung over one of the mantels in the house. "Hunting Quarter" remained in the Harrison family until 1887.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Jane Crisler (January 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hunting Quarter" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ http://www.sussexcountyva.gov/page/sussex-history/