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Timberneck historic area expanded

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has approved the listing of an expanded area at Timberneck in Gloucester County to the Virginia Landmark Register. The house was originally listed in 1979.

The Tidewater plantation that was once home to the Catlett family encompasses 31.88 acres and, in addition to the previously listed dwelling and early 19th-century smokehouse, includes a late 19th- to early 20th-century well house, a 19th-century cemetery of the Catlett family, and an archaeological site.

The expanded boundary also includes 10 non-contributing resources such as buildings, structures, and objects that are all part of the Machicomoco State Park infrastructure. The setting of Timberneck farm retains much of its open, agricultural viewshed. As a historic cultural resource, the property provides ample opportunity to study the farm’s establishment and maintenance over several centuries by the Catlett family and enslaved African Americans who lived and worked on the site...

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