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Chatmoss in Henry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chatmoss

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Chatmoss Marker
Inscription. Chatmoss was one of about 50 Hairston family plantations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Mississippi. This vast network encompassed tens of thousands of acres and was worked by thousands of enslaved African Americans. Alcey and Samuel Harden Hairston received the 2,900-acre Chatmoss from Alcey’s parents, Samuel and Agnes Hairston, among the wealthiest couples in Virginia. Samuel Harden Hairston died in 1870 when a gallery at the Virginia Capitol building collapsed. Fire consumed the original Queen Anne-style plantation house on 4 July 1928. An English country-style house replaced it but later burned. In 1958 Chatmoss Country Club was established on the site.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-115.)
 
Location. 36° 39.906′ N, 79° 48.58′ W. Marker is in Chatmoss, Virginia, in Henry County. Marker is on Mount Olivet Road (County Route 777) 1.7 miles south of A L Philpott Highway (Business U.S. 58), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at the entrance to the Chatmoss Country Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Mount Olivet Road, Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Chatmoss Marker
crow flies. Patrick Henry’s Leatherwood Home (approx. 2 miles away); Martinsville Speedway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Belleview (approx. 3˝ miles away); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Martinsville (approx. 4 miles away); Henry County War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Near War's End (approx. 4 miles away); Fayette Street (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable Places
 
Chatmoss Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
3. Chatmoss Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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