Zion Hill, Va. Dept. of Historic Resources.

Home Site- Buckingham County, Virginia

Zion Hill (also Sion Hill) was located in Buckingham County. It was between Warminster and Wingina on the Buckingham side of the James River. The house, which is known as Yellow Gravel, Zion Hill or Sion Hill, no longer stands.

In 1766, the House of Burgesses established a public ferry from the Zion Hill estate in Buckingham Co. to Dr. William Cabell’s land in Amherst (now Nelson County).  At this time Joseph Cabell (1732-1798) was living at Zion Hill.

Timeline of Zion Hill Ownership

  • According to Virginia Department of Historic Resources, William Cabell built Zion Hill in 1785 and gave this home to his grandson, Charles Horsley; however there is evidence that Joseph resided at Zion Hill in 1766 and Charles Horsley was not William Cabell’s grandson, but Mary’s great grandson.