Historic House Listings

Save this House! Camp Family Homestead, Circa 1840. Over 2 acres in Virginia. $124,900

January 28, 2024

Someone go save this house! The Camp Family Homestead, also known as the Thomas R. Jenkins House. The house was built in 1840. It is located on 2.23 acres in Franklin, Virginia. The house features hardwood floors, double doors, an enclosed porch, wide baseboards and original mantels. There is a detached carriage house on the property. This house needs a thoughtful restoration. Some of the past renovations should be undone. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing structure in the Franklin Historic District. There are easements in place to protect this house and its architectural integrity. What does that mean as a homeowner? You can’t go in and rip out original windows for energy efficient windows, can tear down walls to make it open concept, etc. Generally you are free to change kitchen and bathrooms however you want. Since this home is in a historic district, they most likely have their own covenants. In our historic district, any changes that are made that are visible from the road need approval. We don’t have any paint restrictions, but a lot of historic districts do. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,142 square feet. $124,900

Contact Anna Boyer with Howard Hanna Real Estate

From the Zillow listing:


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”.



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