What happened to Poplar Forest after Jefferson's death? Historical

What happened to Poplar Forest after Jefferson's death? Historical (HM1VSB)

Location: Forest, VA 24551 Bedford County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.844', W 79° 15.89'

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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 19th and 20th centuries made changes to the core landscape that are still visible today. They planted most of the surviving trees and shrubs and built many of the remaining structures. These include two brick tenant houses now used as offices (mid-19th century), the archaeology laboratory (1915), smokehouse (mid-20th century) and the museum shop (garage, mid-20th century).


Ongoing archaeological and historical research has identified sites of barns and slave quarters, necessary for a working farm. One such archaeological feature in this area is the sunken greenhouse, or "pit for flowers" as Edward Hutter called it. It was built adjacent to a kitchen garden in 1848 and was used as a nursery to start seedlings in the spring. Abandoned and filled with trash in the early 20th century, this site is one example of changes made at Poplar Forest after 1826.

(Timeline:)
1826
Death of Jefferson

1828
Francis Eppes sells Poplar Forest to William Cobbs

1840
Emma Cobbs marries Edward S. Hutter

1845
Edward
S. Hutter records: "Dwelling house destroyed by fire..."
Renovated in 1846

1848
Hutter's Farm Journal entry: "built pit for flowers"

1852
William Cobbs dies, leaves plantation to Emma Cobbs Hutter

1865
Civil War ends

1870
Emma Cobbs Flutter dies

1875
Edward S. Hutter dies

1877
Marian Cobbs dies

1889
Christian S. Hutter acquires Poplar Forest, begins to run the farm and uses it as his summer home

c. 1900
Pit for Flowers filled in

1946
Christian S. Hutter sells Poplar Forest to James Watts
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HM NumberHM1VSB
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Date Added Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 653689 N 4134823
Decimal Degrees37.34740000, -79.26483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.844', W 79° 15.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 50.64" N, 79° 15' 53.4" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1008 Poplar Forest Dr, Forest VA 24551, US
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