The Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation
and History of James Monroe's Land Holdings

Christopher Fennell

Ash Lawn-Highland
© Ash Lawn-Highland Museum
This report conveys the results of research conducted for the Ash Lawn-Highland Museum and the Institute for Public History of the University of Virginia in 1998. The author is an anthropologist and lawyer (MA, U. Penn., 1986; JD, Georgetown, 1989; PhD, U. Va., 2003), with research interests in historical archaeology, American history, and African diaspora studies. The results of this research project are presented here for the use of those interested in the history of James Monroe and the many African Americans who lived and worked on his plantations as enslaved laborers.

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diamond An Account of James Monroe's Land Holdings, Introduction
diamond The Ash Lawn-Highland plantation
diamond Monroe Hill, site of the University of Virginia
diamond Parcels in Downtown Charlottesville
diamond The Limestone Farm in Albemarle
diamond The Oak Hill plantation in Loudoun County
diamond A residence in Fredericksburg
diamond A residence and land in Henrico County
diamond Other speculative land holdings in Kentucky and elsewhere

diamond Ash Lawn-Highland Museum Web Page

James Monroe Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

Other Useful Links

diamond James Monroe: Fifth President (1817-1825)
diamond Elizabeth Kortright Monroe
diamond American Presidents, Life Portraits
diamond Internet Public Library Portrait
diamond Yale University's Avalon Project: Monroe Papers
diamond History and Geography of Virginia


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by Christopher Fennell
Last Modified: September 2, 2012