Monacan


1000 Huguenot Trail


The Monacan farm was once the site of an abandoned Monacan Indian village. It was

the first tract of land surveyed by the Huguenot settlers. This may be the oldest house

in the county.


Huguenot settler Peter Chastain received a patent here in the early 1700s. The frame

part of today's main house was built in 1720 by Chastain, who left it to his son at his

death in 1728; he is buried on the grounds. The younger Peter granted the property

to Edward Scott in 1729 to pay a gambling debt. The property remained in the Scott

family until the late 1930s, more than 200 years. They added the brick portion of the

house around 1830-32.


Mrs. Collins Denny and her husband purchased the property in the early 1940s when

it had no heat, electricity, or running water. They carefully restored Monacan to the

lovely home seen today.


Compiled by Lucille C. Moseley for the 300th Anniversary

Celebrating the Arrival of the Huguenots in Virginia


Calais


1700 Calais Trail

Isaac LaFitte was the original Huguenot patentee of the land on which Calais was

built, naming it for a town in France. By 1790 Dr. Francis Harris owned the property

and it was he who built the original house.

Calais sits on a hill with a beautiful view of the James River beyond. The oldest part

of the house was a 1 1/2 story brick residence. During the nineteenth century it was

remodeled and the roof was raised to a full second story. Recent additions to the back

of Calais have been of frame construction. The house contains beautifully carved

woodwork and exceptional paneling.


Compiled by Lucille C. Moseley for the 300th Anniversary

Celebrating the Arrival of the Huguenots in Virginia


Hughes Creek

The house is entered through the traditional Huguenot double doors which are at

both the front and the rear of the central hall. Built in 1833 on 1400 acres of land

granted to Charles Fleming in 1714 by Governor Alexander Spotswood, the house was

originally a six room Georgian brick residence. The interior blends old and new and

also indicates the current owner's extensive travels.



4035 Old River Trail


Compiled by Lucille C. Moseley for the 300th Anniversary

Celebrating the Arrival of the Huguenots in Virginia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Address:

981 Huguenot Trail
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

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