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Notes

  • The time span for houses is from Jamestown's founding in 1607 to the 1770s.
  • Sources for construction dates are notoriously unreliable; however, the curator has provided the best date available from the sources.
  • Houses on the master list are both extant and non-extant; criteria for including them is credible information as to their existence, origins and location.  Although extensive, the list does not include every colonial house that either existed or still exists. 
  • Lists will be updated periodically as new houses and information are added to the website. The curator is working his way through counties alphabetically and will add houses from these counties to the master list when they are available.  The master list will be updated with every new house; however, the alphabetical and other ordered lists will be updated only periodically when enough new houses have been accumulated.
  • Viewers are urged to send suggestions for houses to be added to the list; please provide documentary evidence for your suggestions. 
  • If you should visit any of the private houses on the master list, please be courteous to the owners; if the property or driveway is marked private, please do not enter.  
  • Whevever possible credits for photographs not taken by the curator are provided with the images.
  • This is an educational website intended to inform the public about Virginia's colonial houses; it is NOT used for any commercial purposes.
  • With a data base as extensive as this one, there are bound to be errors.  The curator encourages corrections to be sent through the "Contact Us" page.  Corrections should be accompanied by documentary evidence.
  • It would be appreciated that any contents or images taken from the site be attributed to the curator, Kim R. Holmes, and to virginiacolonialhouses.com.                              
Preserving Virginia's   Architectural Heritage

This website is a data base and clearing house for the history, people, architecture and archeology of Virginia's colonial houses. It contains the most extensive curated list of Virginia's colonial houses on the internet.  A selection of featured houses and districts are examined extensively, details of which can be searched from their homepages in the navigation bar.