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Mount Pleasant Farm – Ancestral Lands of the Lees of Stratford Hall – Offered for Purchase in Westmoreland County, Virginia

0 MOUNT PLEASANT, HAGUE, VA 22488 (srmfre.com)

Originally known as Mount Pleasant, this breathtaking 426.15 acre parcel was at one time the home of Thomas Lee whose home Mount Pleasant burned in 1729. Since that time, a portion of this property has been known as “Burnt House Field”. Located here is also the burial ground of Thomas Lee, the builder of Stratford Hall, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, both signers of the Declaration of Independence. (The cemetery is owned and maintained by The Society of the Lees of Virginia and is not included in this sale).

This pristine property is without equal in its panoramic and bucolic beauty and the vast opportunity it presents. Partially fenced, w/ 2+ ponds, it possesses a total of 6500′ (+/-) of frontage on Lee Creek and Lower Machodoc Creek off of the Potomac River. Lower Machodoc Creek flows into the Potomac River nearby at Drum Bay. 188+/- acres of open land is used as pasture and crop land. An additional 137+/-ac is part of a nutrient bank which protects the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River watershed. Known by locals as “the little hatchery”, waterfowl, upland bird species and native wildlife is abundant. This property is a scenic and historic treasure which adjoins, Mount Pleasant circa 1886, in another listing, which is also offered for purchase. The two together would make the ideal luxury compound with waterfrontage on Machodoc Creek.

The offering of this historic farm, with a provenance that transcends the ages, is the buying opportunity of a lifetime. Wonderful opportunities for fine dining, social networking, award winning wineries, boating, fishing, kayaking, shopping, boutiques, museums, farmers markets, art galleries, caterers, medical facilities, fabulous restaurants and more. Marinas nearby. Convenient to Fredericksburg, Washington DC, Richmond, and Williamsburg. It is an absolute treasure and a must see.

Burnt House Field the burial ground of the Lees of Virginia.

Every year on the fourth of July a commemorative ceremony is held to honor the only two brothers to sign the declaration of independence. The Leedstown Resolves a pivotal event in the history of this region and the United States took place nearby. The Sons of Liberty was formed at Leedstown, Virginia six years before the Boston Tea Party. One of the first meeting places other than at Leedstown, also in Westmoreland County, was at the 1710 Tavern in Tappahannock, which was known in ages past as Emerson’s Ordinary.

Additional information on the Leedstown Resolves can be found at the Link below: Information on the Leedstown Resolves and Richard Henry Lee

Stratford Hall – Home of Thomas Lee after the Mount Pleasant burned. https://www.stratfordhall.org/

Burial Ground at Mount Pleasant is owned by The Society of the Lees of Virginia. It is not for sale. With that said, additional information about those buried here and their legacy can be found at the site below: https://thesocietyoftheleesofva.org/index.php/the-lees-of-virginia/lee-burial-sites