Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
r, which as well as s. and t. are servants houses of wood with wooden chimnies, and earth floors...
Thomas Jefferson. 1796
Who Lived Here?
In the 1770s, Jefferson intended several families for the "Negro quarter," including valet Jupiter, his wife Suck, and their children; and foreman George Granger, Sr., his wife Ursula, and their sons. The three log dwellings that replaced the "Negro quarter" in the 1790s likely housed Hemings family members, including chambermaid and seamstress Sally and her children; parlor maid Critta and her son James; and house joiner John and his wife Priscilla. Since Critta Hemings
Language For historical accuracy and context, we use Jefferson's terms—noted in quotes—for the buildings on Mulberry Row. The word "enslaved" indicates that men, women, and children were held in bondage against their will by their masters.
(Marker Number 05.)
Location. 38° 0.6′ N, 78° 27.07′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Jefferson Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Monticello—entrance fee is required. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mulberry Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Horses & Mules (within shouting distance of this marker); Textiles (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mulberry Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smokehouse/Dairy (about 400 feet away); The Levy Legacy (about 400 feet away); Ice House (about 400 feet away); Discovering Mulberry Row (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. This is marker #05 in the "Mulberry
Regarding Slave Housing. Since the time these photos were taken, a reconstruction of one of the three slave cabins was completed in 2014 at the site of "servant's house t" and is called the Hemmings Cabin.
Also see . . . Mulberry Row at Monticello - Landscape of Slavery panel series. (Submitted on December 4, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.