Point of Rocks (Chester, Virginia)

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Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks (Chester, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Point of Rocks (Chester, Virginia)
Point of Rocks (Chester, Virginia) is located in the US
Point of Rocks (Chester, Virginia)
Location 1005 Point of Rocks Rd., Chester, Virginia
Coordinates 37°19′18″N 77°20′17″W / 37.32167°N 77.33806°W / 37.32167; -77.33806Coordinates: 37°19′18″N 77°20′17″W / 37.32167°N 77.33806°W / 37.32167; -77.33806
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1840 (1840)
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 05000134[1]
VLR # 020-0123
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 10, 2005
Designated VLR December 6, 2004[2]

Point of Rocks is a historic plantation house located near Chester, Chesterfield County, Virginia. It was built about 1840, and is a one-story, three-bay, double pile dwelling with weatherboard siding and a low-pitched hipped standing seam metal roof in the Greek Revival style. Also on the property is a contributing garage. The property was the location of a Union military observation point and headquarters for General Benjamin F. Butler and hospital established in 1864 during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of the American Civil War.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[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. ^ Crystal C. Monroe and Department of Historic Resources Staff (August 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Point of Rocks" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos