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Elmwood (Union, West Virginia)

Elmwood (Union, West Virginia)

Union (WV), 24983, United States

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Description Elmwood, also known as the Hugh Caperton House, is a historic home located near Union, Monroe County, West Virginia. It was built in the 1830s, and is a two-story, nearly square brick dwelling with Greek Revival details. The front facade features wide limestone steps and a veranda, with second-story balcony, Chinese Chippendale railings at both levels, and four plain but huge plaster covered brick columns. The house was built by Congressman Hugh Caperton (1781–1847). It was home to Allen T. Caperton (1810–1876), the first ex-Confederate elected to the United States Senate after the American Civil War.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is located in the Union Historic District, listed in 1990.

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