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Cliffside is an historic home located on Warren Road, in Scottsville, Virginia. The home served as the primary residence of Virginia Moore throughout much of the twentieth century.

Cliffside was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register on October 20, 1981 and the National Register of Historic Places on September 16, 1982. [1]

Narrative from Virginia Landmarks Registry

"Cliffside, sited on a steep hill overlooking the town of Scottsville, is a boldly detailed expression of Piedmont Virginia Federal architecture. Profiting from Scottsville’s rise to prosperity in the antebellum period as a canal and turnpike town, Gilly M. Lewis, a local doctor and millowner, built Cliffside as his residence in 1835. The unusually well-preserved house is distinguished by its large scale, ambitious but somewhat provincial exterior detailing, and robust interior woodwork. As with many of the region’s early 19th-century houses, the crisply white classical trim is set off by red brick walls. Cliffside served as Gen. Philip Sheridan’s headquarters during Union raid of Scottsville in March 1865 and also as the quarters of Gen. George A. Custer."

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Community History Series

In 1973, the Jefferson Cable Corporation filmed a brief documentary narrated by Bernard Chamberlain describing the history of Cliffside.



Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 37°48′12″N 78°29′58″E / 37.803363°N -78.499576°W / 37.803363; --78.499576


External links


  1. Web. 002-0016 Cliffside, Virginia Landmarks Register, April 4, 2018, retrieved January 19, 2020.
  2. Web. Cliffside, Landmark Hunter, retrieved Oct 9, 2012.