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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Horses & Mules (approx. 1.9 miles away); Slave Housing (approx. 2 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 2 miles away); Textiles (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Mulberry Row (approx. 2 miles away); Ice House (approx. 2 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.” (Submitted on March 24, 2009.)
2. Shadwell:Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Shadwell was the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, and the main plantation of his father, Peter Jefferson. (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 13,236 times since then and 350 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.