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erty as a land grant in 1754. Castlewood is one of the finest Federal period houses in Chesterfield County, featuring a formal five-part design with molded plaster ceilings in the main rooms, two stairways to each adjacent wings and beautiful carved mantels with King-ofPrussia marable surrounds. Castlewood currently serves as the headquarters for the Chesterfield Historical Society and research library. Castlewood is located at 10201 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield on the south side of VA Rte. 10 in Chesterfield Court House between Richmond and Hopewell. It is open to visitors but tours are unavailable as it is not restored and accomodates offices. The research library is available to the public and is

free of charge. For further information, please call 804-777-9663 or visit the Chesterfield Historical Society. Point of Rocks Point of Rocks was home to the Appamattuck tribe of the Powhatan Confederacy. During the Civil War, Union General Benjamin Butler and his army of the James has their headquarters here. This 176-acre park features several athletic facilities and a diverse natural area. Athletic and picnic areas are concentrated in the upper areas of the park, and access to the lower areas is provided by a system of trails including a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. This area also has historical

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