Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Oak Grove is an unincorporated community in the Washington District of Westmoreland County, Virginia. The community, on the historic Northern Neck of Virginia (the peninsula between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers), was a stagecoach stop in the early days of the Colony of Virginia

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

It is close to the birthplaces of George Washington and James Monroe. The community also lies in a region of historic architecture, with notable buildings including Wirtland at Oak Grove, a Gothic Revival plantation house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ingleside, Roxbury, and St. Peter's Episcopal Church are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Oak Grove is the site of Audley, the Critcher family plantation, notable residents of which have included United States Representative John Critcher[2] and his daughter Catharine, a painter.[3] Audley was also home to the Lyon sisters, Elizabeth and Lulie, both of whom were later to marry Claude A. Swanson.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "CRITCHER, John - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ David Bernard Dearinger; National Academy of Design (U.S.) (2004). Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design: 1826–1925. Hudson Hills. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-1-55595-029-3.
  4. ^ Touring Historyland: The Authentic Guide Book of Historic Northern Neck of Virginia, the Land of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Northern Neck Association. 1934. pp. 35–.

Coordinates: 38°10′54″N 76°59′49″W / 38.18167°N 76.99694°W / 38.18167; -76.99694