Captain Timothy Hill House, Chincoteague Island

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Captain Timothy Hill House is a historic home located at Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and moved to its present location in 1980 when faced with demolition. It is a 1+1⁄2-story dwelling that was built using pit sawn and hewn pine planks and measures 17 feet, 4 inches, by 16 feet, 4 inches. It currently sits on a low brick pier foundation. It has a modern roof featuring a steep side gable with wood shingles and weatherboard. The house has a wooden chimney that represents the first period of this house and features carvings of sailing ships of the period on the exterior

log walls. It is significant as a rare surviving example of log plank construction still existent in Virginia, possibly the oldest remaining house on Chincoteague Island, and one of the few houses remaining in Virginia which at one time had a wood chimney.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
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  • All who wander are not lost. We wandered around the island and came upon the Capt. Timothy Hill House. It was a cool little find! 
    All who wander are not lost. We wandered around the island and came upon the Capt. Timothy Hill House. It was a cool little find!  more »
  • This is a small privately owned attraction on the side of the road outside of downtown. We expected it to be a 10 minute stop to take a look at the small historic structure with boat carvings on the....  more
    This is a small privately owned attraction on the side of the road outside of downtown. We expected it to be a 10 minute stop to take a look at the small historic structure with boat carvings on the....  more »
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  • Wonderful time spent here! Knowledgeable staff, fascinating tidbits of history, a wonderfully preserved home, and some truly unique stories that made this stop not only a rewarding one but a memorable one! Thanks to everyone involved for making this a great 45 minutes well spent! 👍🙂✌️
  • Stopped by on a Sunday. The house stands alone and you can walk around the place freely. Check out the boat carvings made by a little boy back in the day. Timothy Hill supposedly had 11 members living in the house with outback house and large farm. The house is famous for the murder of his daughter, Jennie Hill, after failed courtship and jealousy. First known murder in the island in 1885. Definitely worth the visit and just enjoying the restoration of the home. Also, for those colonial build fans, this is one of the rare homes that had wood chimneys.

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