Virginia farmhouse for sale

Save This Old Cheapish c.1840 Historic Virginia Farmhouse For Sale on 2.23 Acres Under $125K

OHU50K Notes   $124,900


Save this old Virginia farmhouse for sale on 2.23 acres! This Camp Family Homestead house was relocated in the 1930s from Isle of Wight County after the original Camp family home burned down. The house on the lot now was originally known as the Thomas R. Jenkins House which was built in 1840.  The old farmhouse is a Federal style home that features hardwood floors, an enclosed porch, wide baseboards and original fireplace mantels. A detached carriage house is located on the lot.

Realtor Comments

Amazing opportunity to restore a Registered Historic House on over 2 acres in Franklin. This is the Camp Family Homestead and is a contributing structure in the Franklin Historical District. Restrictive Easement is in place to protect the historic and architectural features. Home is listed on the National Registry Of Historical Places. Home Built 1840, and was relocated from southwestern Isle of Wight County in the early 1930’s. Home was known as the Thomas R. Jenkins House. Opportunities available for grants to fix up the home. Home to be sold “As Is”.

  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 2,142 sqft
  • 2.23 acre lot
  • Build date 1840


If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended.

221 Homestead Rd, Franklin, VA 23851   $124,900





George Camp, Jr. (1793-1879) acquired this land in 1826. Several of his children incorporated the Camp Manufacturing Company in 1887 to operate sawmills. The company expanded into a wood product manufacturing company and later a paper mill. It became the largest employer in the region with operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. In 1956, the company merged with Union Bag and Paper Company of New York, which became a part of International Paper in 1999. The Federal-style dwelling here was moved to this site early in the 1930s to replace the earlier family home that had burned in 1931.



Thomas R. Jenkins

This old Virginia farmhouse for sale was originally owned by Thomas R. Jenkins (1822-1905). He was born in South Carolina and married Harriet Daughtrey in 1847. The couple lived in this home in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, with their children, Mary, Elise, Pauline, Fanny and Thomas. Per the 1900 US Census, Thomas was a farmer who owned the property free and clear. He could read and write







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