Added to NRHP 19 June 1973
|NRHP Reference # 73001911|
Area 2,024 m²
|Location Charles Town, West Virginia|
Similar Cedar Lawn, Harewood, Beall‑Air, Claymont Court, Fairfield
188 richwood hall road kearneysville wv presented by linda kilroy
Richwood Hall, also known as Richwoods, is a house near Charles Town, West Virginia. The lands once belonged to George Washington, who received them from Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and subsequently gave to his brother, Samuel Washington. It was Samuel's son, Lawrence Augustine Washington, who built or moved into the house with his bride, Mary Dorcas Wood, in 1797. This original house now forms a wing of the present enlarged house. The Washingtons lived at Richwoods until 1802, when they sold the property to Smith Slaughter. By 1829 the house had been enlarged, either by Slaughter or his successor, Joseph Shewater. In any case, materials, including bricks and carved wood were imported from England.
- 188 richwood hall road kearneysville wv presented by linda kilroy
- 264 richwood hall northeast martinsburg wv presented by lesley lopez
At the time of the American Civil War the property belonged to John R. Flagg. Forces under the command of General Jubal A. Early fired from Richwood Hall at Union forces under Sheridan at Locust Hill.