Thomas Nelson House (Yorktown, Virginia)

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Thomas Nelson House
Nelson House at Yorktown.jpg
Thomas Nelson House (Yorktown, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Thomas Nelson House (Yorktown, Virginia)
Thomas Nelson House (Yorktown, Virginia) is located in the US
Thomas Nelson House (Yorktown, Virginia)
Nearest city Jamestown, Virginia
Coordinates 37°14′3.84″N 76°30′25.68″W / 37.2344000°N 76.5071333°W / 37.2344000; -76.5071333Coordinates: 37°14′3.84″N 76°30′25.68″W / 37.2344000°N 76.5071333°W / 37.2344000; -76.5071333
Built 1730
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 66000839[1]
VLR # 047-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated VLR See individual properties[2]

Thomas Nelson House is an historic Colonial home in Yorktown, Virginia. It was built around 1730 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.


"York Hall," Captain George Preston Blow House, Route 1005 and Main Street, Yorktown, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1929. Griffin & Wynkoop, architects, additions to 18th century brick house, the home of Thomas Nelson Jr., 1738-1739, after purchase by Blow in 1914. Landscape: Charles Freeman Gillette, from 1914. Today the house, without additions by Captain Blow, is a National Park Service site

It was built by Thomas "Scotch Tom" Nelson around 1730, and occupied by his son, Thomas Nelson, Jr. It was damaged during the siege of Yorktown. It served as a hospital, during the Civil War. In 1914, Captain and Mrs. George P. Blow bought it and called it, "York Hall". In 1968, the National Park Service bought it and restored it.[3] It is open for tours as part of the Yorktown Battlefield attractions.


  1. ^ 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. ^ "Nelson House - Yorktown Battlefield Part of Colonial National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)". 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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