Provost (Powhatan, Virginia)

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Provost (Powhatan, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Provost (Powhatan, Virginia)
Provost (Powhatan, Virginia) is located in the US
Provost (Powhatan, Virginia)
Location 4801 Cartersville Rd., near Powhatan, Virginia
Coordinates 37°36′03″N 77°59′02″W / 37.60083°N 77.98389°W / 37.60083; -77.98389Coordinates: 37°36′03″N 77°59′02″W / 37.60083°N 77.98389°W / 37.60083; -77.98389
Area 61 acres (25 ha)
Built c. 1800 (1800)
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 99001603[1]
VLR # 072-0055
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 22, 1999
Designated VLR September 15, 1999[2]

Provost is a historic home located near Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia. The original section was built about 1800, as a 1 1/2-story, three bay, frame dwelling. It was expanded by an additional three bays in the mid-19th century. The building housed a general store that operated there from at least 1867 until about 1945, and a post office from 1902 to 1939. Also on the property are the contributing smokehouse with attached wash house (formerly a blacksmith shop), a corn house and a machine shed.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[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. ^ Ruth Doumlele, John G. Zehmer and Ann M. Andrus (June 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Provost" (PDF).  and Accompanying photo