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Re: help with info about Kingsland Plantation
Posted by: Phyllis Richerson (ID *****3348) Date: May 11, 2011 at 15:49:21
In Reply to: Re: help with info about Kingsland Plantation by Kevin Rowe of 2139

I did visit the Kingsland area and called the county and talked to its land expert and also to the people at the historical society--everyone was helpful. From all that they said, I believe the wikipedia info is incorrect.
       Here is what may have caused this: There was a much later house built on the Kingsland property. If you go to www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/va/Chesterfield/vacant.html
you'll see this entry:

Kingsland ** (added 1975 - - #75002019)
Also known as Richmond View
Chesterfield County - 1608 Willis Rd. , Chimney Corner
(70 acres, 2 buildings)
       
Historic Significance:       Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer:       Unknown
Architectural Style:       No Style Listed
Area of Significance:       Architecture
Period of Significance:       1800-1824
Owner:       Private
Historic Function:       Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Historic Sub-function:       Single Dwelling
Current Function:       Vacant/Not In Use
       
       The county land person told me that "Richmond View" has been moved from the Willis Road site downriver to another area. I suspect it is any remains of that house that the wikipedia entry refers to, not any early Branch residence.
       I did go driving around the area, and I would not have ventured out into the briars and undergrowth of 1608 Willis Road! It is not an area where I would feel comfortable, and I do not believe there is anything left of the early Kingsland structures.


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