Poplar Hill (Smithfield, Virginia)

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Poplar Hill
Poplar Hill (Smithfield, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Poplar Hill (Smithfield, Virginia)
Location 7968 Purvis Ln. (VA 673), 0.9 mi. NW of jct. with VA 677, near Smithfield, Virginia
Coordinates 37°2′5″N 76°40′54″W / 37.03472°N 76.68167°W / 37.03472; -76.68167Coordinates: 37°2′5″N 76°40′54″W / 37.03472°N 76.68167°W / 37.03472; -76.68167
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1793 (1793)
Architectural style Early Republic
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000975[1]
VLR # 046-0096
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 18, 1995
Designated VLR June 27, 1995[2]

Poplar Hill is a historic home located near Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The house was built about 1793, and is a 1 1/2-story, frame, hall and parlor-plan dwelling. It has an ealy-19th century lean-to rear addition, a post American Civil War kitchen addition, a 1920s one-room addition, and a screened-in front porch on the main facade. Also on the property are the contributing wash house, shed, garage, and stable, and the sites of a smokehouse, kitchen, carriage house, and ice house.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Marilyn S. Melchor (October 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Poplar Hill" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo