Near Shadwell in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shadwell, Birthplace of Thomas Jeﬀerson
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-202.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 38° 0.906′ N, 78° 24.948′ W. Marker is near Shadwell, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 250) east of Exit 124 (Interstate 64), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Thomas Jefferson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edgehill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Textiles (approx. 2 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 2 miles away); Ice House (approx. 2 miles away); The Levy Legacy (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Discovering Mulberry Row (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nail-Making (approx. 2.1 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with the same number titled “Shadwell Estate” dating from the late 1920s that read “Peter Jefferson acquired the land in 1735, and built the house about 1737. Thomas Jefferson was born here, April 13, 1743. He lived here, 1743–1745 and 1752–1770. The house burned in 1770, and Jefferson then moved to Monticello.”
Also see . . .
1. Peter Jefferson’s Shadwell. “Shadwell was a farm-house of a story and a half in height, and had the four spacious ground rooms and hall, with garret columns above, common in these structures two hundred years since. It also had the usual huge outside massive chimneys, planted against each gable like Gothic buttresses, but massive enough, had it been their use, to support the walls of the cathedral, instead of those a low wooden cottage.”
2. Shadwell:Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Shadwell was the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, and the main plantation of his father, Peter Jefferson.
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