Ramsay (Greenwood, Virginia)

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Ramsay, November 2010
Ramsay (Greenwood, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Ramsay (Greenwood, Virginia)
Ramsay (Greenwood, Virginia) is located in the US
Ramsay (Greenwood, Virginia)
Location 7760 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Greenwood, Virginia
Coordinates 38°2′14″N 78°46′13″W / 38.03722°N 78.77028°W / 38.03722; -78.77028Coordinates: 38°2′14″N 78°46′13″W / 38.03722°N 78.77028°W / 38.03722; -78.77028
Area 78.4 acres (31.7 ha)
Built 1900
Architect Grigg, Milton La Tour
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 05000135[1]
VLR # 002-0844
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 10, 2005
Designated VLR December 1, 2004[2]

Ramsay is a historic estate located at Greenwood in Albemarle County, Virginia. Contributing elements on the estate include the main house (c. 1900), barn (c. 1937), garden (c. 1937), cottage (c. 1950), tenant house and garage (c. 1900), main house garage (c. 1900), potting shed (c. 1937), three greenhouse ruins (c. 1939), smoke house, chicken house, equipment shed, slave cabin ruins (c. 1830 and moved 1930), and a circular turnaround (c. 1930's). The main house is a classical Revival style dwelling begun about 1900 with sympathetic additions dated to 1937, 1947, and the early 1950s. The sympathetic additions and modifications, and barn and garden, were designed by noted Charlottesville architect Milton L. Grigg (1905–1982).[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2069.[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 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Ramsay. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2010-11-27.  See also: "Accompanying photos".