Lunenburg Historical Society’s annual fall tour

Published 9:42 am Thursday, November 7, 2019

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Eppington Plantation, located in southern Chesterfield County beside the Appomattox River, was the location of the annual fall tour taken by the Lunenburg County Historical Society in late October. The oldest portion of the house was constructed originally by Francis Eppes VI, who was born in 1747. His wife, Elizabeth Wayles, was the sister-in-law of Thomas Jefferson with whom Eppes became close friends. The Eppington Foundation has as its mission to preserve, restore, and reconstruct Eppington Plantation which is now owned by Chesterfield County. Tour members on the lawn of the Georgian plantation house are pictured, from left, front row, Tony (kneeling) and Tina Ehman, Meherrin; Judy Shepherd, South Hill; and Mary Dunn, Kenbridge; back row, Robert and Donna Kaiser, High Point, North Carolina; Diane Anderson, Amelia; Barbara Abbitt, Amelia; Cookie Currin, Lunenburg; Dale Wheary, Richmond; Joyce Tryon, Amelia; and Anne Hamlett, Victoria.