Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Distances between Monticello and Poplar Forest, [ca. 21 September 1820]


Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Distances between
Monticello and Poplar Forest

[ca. 21 Sept. 1820]

Carter’s bridge 10.37
Warren ferry 12.35
Raleigh 16.44
Buck. C.H 1.72
Len. Bol’s 9.22
Millbrook 6.86
56.96 .
Hendrick’s 2.16
new store 6.66
Flood’s 15.00
Hunter’s 10.44
Chilton’s 12.17
Pop. For: 12.15

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 218:38957); written in TJ’s hand on verso of a small scrap, attached with wax to covering letter, containing a portion of a note by the Charlottesville merchant John B. Benson: “J. B. Benson pres[ents his?] Compliments to Tho[. . .]”; undated.

carter’s bridge was located in Albemarle County on the Hardware River roughly ten miles south of Monticello (Woods, Albemarle description begins Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, 1901, repr. 1991 description ends , 71–2). The raleigh was an ordinary situated just west of Buckingham Court House (buck. c.h) (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, 2 vols., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1161n). len. bol’s was the home of Lenaeus (Linnaeus) Bolling in Buckingham County.

Index Entries

  • Benson, John B.; Charlottesville merchant search
  • Bolling, Lenaeus (Linnaeus); Buckingham Co. residence of search
  • Buckingham County, Va.; Flood’s Ordinary search
  • Buckingham County, Va.; The Raleigh (ordinary) search
  • Buckingham Court House, Va. search
  • Campbell County, Va.; taverns in search
  • Carter’s Bridge (Albemarle Co.) search
  • Chilton’s Ordinary (Campbell Co.; proprietor Raleigh Chilton) search
  • Flood’s Ordinary (Buckingham Co.; proprietor Henry Flood) search
  • Hendrick, Mr. (of Buckingham Co.) search
  • Hunter’s Ordinary (Campbell Co.; proprietor Robert Hunter) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Distances between Monticello and Poplar Forest search
  • Mill Brook (J. W. Eppes’s Buckingham Co. estate); distance and route to Monticello search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); distance and route to Mill Brook search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); distance to Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); distance from Monticello search
  • The Raleigh (Buckingham Co. ordinary) search
  • Warren, Va.; ferry at search