An Account of James Monroe's Land Holdings

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By Christopher Fennell

VII. Henrico County

Monroe also resided in Henrico County, on the east border of the city of Richmond, while serving in his positions with the Virginia government. He would later purchase additional parcels of land from William Harwood in Henrico County on a speculative basis. He also acquired a plantation outside Richmond, which he provided for the use of his daughter Elizabeth Monroe Hay and her family, while retaining ultimate ownership (Gawalt 1993: 258, 260).

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1. The Ash Lawn-Highland plantation
2. Monroe Hill, site of the University of Virginia
3. Parcels in Downtown Charlottesville
4. The Limestone Farm in Albemarle
5. The Oak Hill plantation in Loudoun County
6. A residence in Fredericksburg
7. A residence and land in Henrico County
8. Other speculative land holdings in Kentucky and elsewhere
9. A List of Sources and References Cited

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