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Hostilities with the Indians again arose in the summer of 1763. Cornstalk, the Shawnee chief, raided English settlements in western Virginia while Pontiac besieged Detroit. July massacres at Tull’s Hill (Bedford County), Muddy Creek (Cumberland…

Native People in Louisa County

Although Native People were present in Central Virginia for more than 12,000 years, Louisa County was sparsely inhabited when the first English men were establishing themselves at Jamestown. There may have been no…

Born at Bear Castle in 1743, Dabney Carr was a boyhood friend of Thomas Jefferson, and a classmate in the late 1750s of Jefferson, James Madison and John Taylor at Reverend James Maury’s school on the Louisa-Albermarle County line. In 1758, when…

On an unusually warm June afternoon in 1781, John “Jack” Jouett was at Cuckoo Tavern, a short distance from his father’s plantation at Walnut Hill. The Jouetts had moved to Albemarle County, but it is likely Jack was at the Walnut Hill property…

Daniel Boone and Capt. Yancey

As a result of his service in the Virginia Militia, during the American Revolution and the earlier French and Indian War, Captain Charles Yancey, who bought Headquarters from Colonel Richard Anderson, was granted 1000…

Green Springs is the only district out of 4 total districts which appears in the microfilm records held at the Library of Virginia

Records are now at the Library of Virginia