Historic Restoration of Plantation House
Historic Preservation, Conditions Assessment
Virginia Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
Eppington Plantation, built around 1770, stands along the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County and was the plantation home of the Eppes family who welcomed Thomas Jefferson’s daughters, Mary (Polly) and Lucy, while Jefferson served as minister to France. Lucy tragically died at the age of two and was buried at Eppington. Polly married Francis Eppe’s son, John Wayles Eppes, in 1797 and made the plantation her home. During the course of his lifetime, Jefferson visited Eppington on numerous occasions, and it was at this location where he received the letter from George Washington offering him the position of secretary of state.
Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA) developed a conditions assessment of Eppington Plantation for the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department.