“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lerty in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Stratford and Chantilly

Stratford and Chantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Stratford and Chantilly Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is Stratford, built about 1725 by Thomas Lee (1690–1750), president of the Virginia Council and father of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, both signers of the Declaration of Independence. Here also was born Robert Edward Lee (1807–1870). Three miles east of Stratford stood Chantilly, the home of Richard Henry Lee in his later years.
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number J-76.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 38° 8.533′ N, 76° 52.038′ W. Marker is in Lerty, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Stratford Hall Road (U.S. 214), on the right when traveling east on Kings Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montross VA 22520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westmoreland State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stratford Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away);
Stratford and Chantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Stratford and Chantilly Marker
To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Testament to Craftsmanship (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oval Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tempting Target (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Lees of Virginia. “Thomas Lee and his wife, Hannah, raised a remarkable family of six sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Philip Ludwell Lee (1727–1775), inherited Stratford. Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee were the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Ludwell Lee helped write Virginia’s resolves for independence and was one of the first judges elected to Virginia’s supreme court. William and Arthur Lee were both diplomats working to secure the European support during the Revolution. Hannah Lee Corbin was a proponent of women’s rights. Her sister, Alice Lee, married Dr. William Shippen of Philadelphia, who served as chief physician and director general of the Continental Army hospitals.” (Submitted on September 10, 2009.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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