Where is Flowerdew Hundred Plantation?

Where is Flowerdew Hundred Plantation?

An elegant, huge Virginia estate overlooking the James River in Prince George County is on the market for $12.2 million. The Flowerdew Hundred Plantation, at 1800 Flowerdew Hundred Road, sits on 1,322 acres encompassing seven parcels with three miles of river frontage.

Who owns Flowerdew Hundred?

In 1636 Piersey’s daughter, Elizabeth Stephens, re-patented the plantation as ‘Flower deue Hundred’ and subsequently sold it to William Barker, a mariner. By 1673 Flowerdew had already started to be subdivided (see papers). Eventually John Taylor bought the plantation and willed it to his heirs in 1709.

Who was Abraham piersey?

Abraham was a very successful trader with the Virginia Company of London, and he amassed “the best estate that was ever yet known in Virginia.” In 1617, “Captain” Abraham Piersey brought over the Susan which was the first magazine ship to arrive at the new colony.

Who was the owner of the Flowerdew Hundred Plantation?

In 1975, David A. Harrison III, then owner of Flowerdew Hundred, created the Flowerdew Hundred Foundation. The Foundation operated a museum and conducted tours of the plantation and reconstructed windmill until 2007. The windmill was given to the American Wind Center and Museum in Lubbock, Texas.

Where is the Flowerdew Hundred in Hopewell VA?

Flowerdew Hundred, on the south bank of the James River east of Hopewell Va., is a well-known landmark on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its 1,400 (originally 1,000) acres constitute a rich and diachronically important cultural landscape.

When did Flowerdew Hundred come to the James River?

In 1683, with the passage of the king’s Advancement of Trade Act, Flowerdew Towne was formed down river, but it was not very successful within the James River planter economy. Sometime after 1720, a ferry ran from Flowerdew Hundred across the stretch of the James known as “Three Mile Reach” to the north bank of the James.

Where can I find the Flowerdew Hundred medallion?

Three other such medallions have been found, including one at Historic Jamestowne, and in a Native American grave at Burr’s Hill, Rhode Island. In addition, one medallion is held by the British Museum. In 1975, David A. Harrison III, then owner of Flowerdew Hundred, created the Flowerdew Hundred Foundation.

Share this post