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Walkerton

Address

2892 Mountain Road
Henrico, VA

This landmark is near Walkerton Tavern.

Geo Coordinates

37.665626,-77.499865

Description

c. 1825. Henrico County Historic Preservation Program. HP 2.

The tavern is a five bay 2 1/2 story brick structure on an exceptionally high English basement. The brickwork features five-course American bond on the sides and back and Flemish bond on the facade. The Georgian Revival porch spans across the front of the facade.

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Historical Timeline

1825 – Construction of Walkerton is completed by John Walker, a native of Massachusetts who came to Virginia in 1789.
1826 – Walker dies without a will and his property is sold at public auction.
1827 – John P. White purchases the property and obtains a tavern license in 1828.
1834 – White sells the property and it changes hands seven times over the next seventeen years.
1844 – First reference to the dwelling/tavern as Walkerton.
1852 – Thomas Wheeley opens a store and “house of private entertainment.” Wheeley defaults on his loan and the property changes hands several times over the next five years. During this time Walkerton is listed as a voting precinct.
1857 – Fannie Hopkins obtains the property. The Hopkins family resides Walkerton and uses it as a working farm as well as a post office. The property remains in the Hopkins family until 1941.
1941 – George and Ruth Bowles purchase the property and reside there until 1986.
1984 – Walkerton is added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
1986 – S. Douglas Fleet purchases Walkerton and does extensive restoration to the building.
1995 – Henrico County acquires the house along with twenty-one acres of land.

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