Rural Plains, November 2010
|Location||6 mi. N of Mechanicsville off VA 606, near Mechanicsville, Virginia|
|Area||125 acres (51 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||75002021|
|Added to NRHP||June 5, 1975|
|Designated VLR||March 18, 1975|
Rural Plains, also informally known as Shelton House, is a historic farm house in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Hanover County; it is one of the sites included within the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
The house was likely built around 1723, although the farm dates to 1670. Patrick Henry, later known as an orator during the Revolutionary War, reportedly married Sarah Shelton in its parlor in 1754, as her family lived there.
- Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "Ceremony Marking Transfer of Historic Rural Plains to the National Park Service - Richmond National Battlefield Park (U.S. National Park Service)". Nps.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- "Shelton Family History". Shelton.2daves.net. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
- Rural Plains, 7273 Studley Road (State Route 606), Mechanicsville, Hanover County, VA: 3 photos and 6 data pages at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Descriptive website
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