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1665, Surry County, Virginia. The house derived its name from Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 when Nathaniel Bacon led an uprising against the Colonial government. After burning Jamestown to the ground, Bacon sent William Rookings and seventy men to establish a stronghold in Surry County.
James River Plantations.
Charles City County was the first westward expansion of English-speaking America. Along the County's Route 5 are nine historic properties including, Westover, Shirley Plantation, Sherwood Forest Plantation, Evelynton Plantation, Berkeley Plantation, Belle Aire Plantation, Edgewood Plantation, North Bend Plantation, and Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation.
From the History Channel, an online exhibit about this early Virginia settlement.
Includes a brief history of Jamestown and a
of events leading up to the establishment of Jamestown.
Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
There wee landed and... (found) faire meddowes and goodly tall Trees; with such Fresh-waters running through the woods, as I was almost ravished at the first sight thereof.
-- George Percy, 1607.
A James River Plantation, considered the finest example of Greek Revival Federal Period architecture in Charles City County.
One of Virginia's James River Plantations, the original log portion of Piney Grove was built in 1800 and survives as a rare example of Early Tidewater Log Architecture.
Charles City, Virginia. The oldest plantation in Virginia, settled in 1613, six years after the settlers arrived at Jamestown.
Stratford Hall Plantation.
Built in the late 1730's by Thomas Lee, Stratford was birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
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