Rebecca Vaughan House

Rebecca Vaughan House is a historic home and farm located at Courtland, Southampton County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and is a 1 1/2-story, three bay, four room, frame dwelling. It has a pressed metal shingle gable roof with five dormers. The house was moved to its present site in 2004, and is located on the grounds of the Southampton Agriculture & Forestry Museum and Heritage Village, administered by the Southampton Historical Society. The house was the last house during the Nat Turner's slave rebellion of August 21 through 23, 1831, at which Nat Turner and his followers killed residents during their journey through the southwestern portion of Southampton County.[3] Moved from its original location, the house has been restored.

Rebecca Vaughan House
Rebecca Vaughan House, April 2013
Rebecca Vaughan House is located in Virginia
Rebecca Vaughan House
Rebecca Vaughan House is located in the United States
Rebecca Vaughan House
Location26315 Heritage Ln., Courtland, Virginia
Coordinates36°42′39″N 77°3′29″W / 36.71083°N 77.05806°W / 36.71083; -77.05806Coordinates: 36°42′39″N 77°3′29″W / 36.71083°N 77.05806°W / 36.71083; -77.05806
Area3.2 acres (1.3 ha)
Builtc. 1800 (1800)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.06000162[1]
VLR No.201-5002
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 22, 2006
Designated VLRDecember 7, 2005[2]

A brick foundation for the house and for the dairy barn were built in 2015 and the chimneys for the house were restored with period accurate material the same year. The restored chimneys are lined with terra cotta tile to meet modern standards.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Lynda T. Updike and Katherine K. Futrell (June 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rebecca Vaughan House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying four photos
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