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Lane High School. French Jackson, Donald Martin, John Martin. Venable Elementary School. Charles E. Alexander, Raymond Dixon, Regina Dixon, Maurice Henry, Marvin Townsend, William Townsend, Sandra Wicks, Roland T. Woodfolk, Ronald E. Woodfolk. …
Ash Lawn - HighlandHome of James Monroe from 1799-1823Dedicated on July 20, 1985byVirginia Daughters of the American RevolutionState RegentMrs. G.E. Honts, Jr.
This graveyard had its beginning in an agreement between two young men, Thomas Jefferson and Dabney Carr, who were school-mates and friends. They agreed that they would be buried under a great oak which stood here. Carr, who married Jefferson's…
Virginia's virgin forest provided materials for the settlers' most basic shelter. Centuries ago, first growth trees were felled and the wood hewn to form this single-room log cabin in Piney River, Virginia, 45 minutes south of here. The structure …
This barn was once a place to hang and dry harvested tobacco plants. Tobacco was the primary cash crop in early Virginia. Many large landholders, including the Michies, grew tobacco as their principal money-making crop. However, in time, these …
Not far from the Tavern, the Michie family owned and operated a mill and general store. At the turn of the century the mill fell from decay. In order to recreate the Michie's Tavern-plantation (which stretched for several miles) Historic Michie Ta…
1909Erected bythe Daughters ofthe Confederacy,Albemarle County,and the City ofCharlottesvilleto commemoratethe heroism ofthe volunteers ofCharlottesville andAlbermarle County. "Love makesmemory eternal."
This estate was the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. In 1793, James and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe purchased 1,000 acres adjoining Jefferson's Monticello. Called Highland, the plantation, eventually totaling 3,500 acres,…
Built before 1744 by Col. Joshua Fry1699-1754Surveyor, Mathematician, PioneerCommander-in-Chief of Virginia ForcesFrench and Indian WarGeorge Washington Inscribed over his Grave"Here lies the good, the justand the noble Fry.
Bounded by the James River to the south and the Rivanna River to the north, this nationally significant district encompasses 83,627 acres. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, it includes buildings influenced by Jefferson's …