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Historical Significance Between 1699 and 1775, at least half a dozen ships carrying slave cargoes docked in the bayside wharves of the Port of Accomack, the largest of which was in Onancock harbor. While ports along the James and York Rivers across…

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Historical Significance Due to to George Washington's conscientious record-keeping and his prominence in American history, Mount Vernon is one of the best-documented plantations in the United States. Initially acquired by Washington's…

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Historical Significance Located on a small mountain outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of…

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Historical Significance Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson were house slaves at Montcalm, the family home of David and Mary Campbell, constructed in Abingdon in 1827. Hannah and Lethe were left to care for Montcalm during the years David Campbell…

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