Near Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, there was a plantation and a plantation house that belonged to Thomas Jefferson, third President of the USA. It was called Poplar Forest and was his private retreat. He worked on this site from 1806 until he died in 1826. At first, he intended bequeathing it to his youngest daughter, Mary Jefferson Eppes, but since she died at age 26, he gifted it to her son, Francis W. Eppes.
Though Jefferson was known as the architect of world-famous buildings like Monticello, the University of Virginia and the Virginia State Capitol, he designed Poplar Forest as a private getaway ...
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