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Commemorating Lewis and Clark Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael C. Wilcox, October 1, 2016
Commemorating Lewis and Clark Marker
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — Commemorating Lewis and Clark"The Juno of our groves" — "Trees of use and ornament" —
(lower) Commemorating Lewis and Clark In 2003, surveyors placed a monument on the lawn northwest of the house to commemorate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The brass survey disk bears the design of Jefferson's Indian Peace . . . — Map (db m99783) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — How was the landscape partitioned?
About 200 feet north of this location, a fence marked the edge of the "curtilage." This sixty-one acre area separated the house and designed landscape from the larger plantation. In 1813, Jefferson noted that he had "inclosed and divided it into . . . — Map (db m99785) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — Plantation Worker Housing
These two brick buildings, constructed in the mid-19th century by the Hutter family, served as housing for their plantation workers. Family recollections say that the northern building was a residence for the overseer, while the southern one was . . . — Map (db m99787) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — Poplar Forest Planting Memorandum 1812
"Clump Of Athenian & Balsam poplars at each corner of the house intermix locusts, common and Kentucky, redbuds, dogwoods, calycanthus, liriodendron" Poplar Forest Planting Memorandum 1812 Archaeologists discovered the remains of a . . . — Map (db m99786) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — What happened to Poplar Forest after Jefferson's death?
Francis Eppes inherited the house and 1,074 acres following his grandfather's death. His cousin Thomas Jefferson Randolph sold the remainder of the estate to cover debts. The Eppes, Cobbs, Hutter and Watts families who lived at Poplar Forest in the . . . — Map (db m99781) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — Why build the mounds?
Thomas Jefferson's landscape design of house and mounds may have been influenced by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio's five-part plan for a villa (left) — pavilion, hyphen, main block, hyphen, pavilion. In his innovative design, . . . — Map (db m99779) HM
Virginia (Bedford County), Lynchburg — Why is the lawn sunken?
Thomas Jefferson designed the sunken lawn to accommodate the lower level of the house and form an area similar to a plain parterre or bowling green. Enslaved laborers led by Phil Hubbard, working on their own time for pay, excavated the lawn and . . . — Map (db m99784) HM
Virginia (Campbell County), Lynchburg — K-149 — Mount Athos
Two miles north stand massive sandstone walls and four chimneys, the ruins of Mount Athos, overlooking a bend of the James River. The house was built about 1800 for William J. Lewis (1766-1828) on land that had been patented in 1742 by John Bolling . . . — Map (db m42896) HM
Virginia (Campbell County), Lynchburg — K-150 — Oxford Furnace
Just south across Little Beaver Creek stand the ruins of the last of three Oxford Iron Works furnaces built in the vicinity. Virginia and Pennsylvania investors began the ironworks nearby between 1768 and 1772 as a small bloomery forge. According to . . . — Map (db m42897) HM
Virginia, Lynchburg — Q-6-34 — Samuel Miller(1792–1869)
Samuel Miller, born in poverty in Albemarle County, became a successful Lynchburg tobacco merchant as a young adult. Investments in land, bonds, banks, and railroads later made him one of antebellum Virginia’s wealthiest men. Though reclusive . . . — Map (db m104436) HM

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