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Historical Significance The Ben Venue slave quarters form perhaps the most architecturally sophisticated grouping of slave quarters surviving in Virginia. Similar in style to the "big house," the quarters are brick buildings in contrast to the more…

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Historical Significance On the morning of August 23, 1831, Belmont was the site of the next-to-last skirmish in the Nat Turner insurrection, the bloodiest and best-known slave revolt in American history. Beginning at the Travis plantation on the…

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Historical Significance Ashlawn-Highland was the plantation home of the fifth president of the United states, James Monroe, for a quarter of a century. Purchased in 1793, at the entreaty of Thomas Jefferson who wished to "create a society to our…

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