Oak Hill (Cumberland, Virginia)

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Oak Hill
Oak Hill, Cumberland State Forest, Cumberland County, Virginia - road to property, house in trees in distance.jpg
The front drive of Oak Hill, seen in April 2017; the house is barely visible behind the trees in the near distance
Oak Hill (Cumberland, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Oak Hill (Cumberland, Virginia)
Oak Hill (Cumberland, Virginia) is located in the US
Oak Hill (Cumberland, Virginia)
Location 181 Oak Hill Rd., Cumberland, Virginia
Coordinates 37°29′37″N 78°18′48″W / 37.49361°N 78.31333°W / 37.49361; -78.31333Coordinates: 37°29′37″N 78°18′48″W / 37.49361°N 78.31333°W / 37.49361; -78.31333
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1810
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 05000764[1]
VLR # 024-0087
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 27, 2005
Designated VLR June 1, 2005[2]

Oak Hill is a historic plantation house located near Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia. It was built about 1810, and is a two-story, frame dwelling with a center-passage, single-pile floor plan, in the Federal style. It has a one-story rear ell added about 1940. Also on the property are a contributing bank barn (c. 1930), tobacco barn/hay barn (c. 1890), tenant dwelling/granary (c. 1890), and family cemetery. In 1936, the property was acquired by the Resettlement Administration and conveyed by deed to the Department of Conservation and Economic Development in 1954. Since then, it has been rented to employees who are either working at the Cumberland State Forest or for other state agencies.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "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. ^ Debra A. McClane (May 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Oak Hill" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos