This was the boyhood home of Meriwether Lewis. The original log house was built early in the 1760s on the nearly 2000 acres that make up this plantation. This house was a single room with loft space above but was lost in a fire in 1837. The name comes from the locust poplars that are found on the property even to this day. Locust Hill was a working plantation at the time of Meriwether Lewis' birth and fairly self-sufficient. The property included an orchard, gardens, as well as fields for sowing and for grazing. It was within riding distance of the property of Thomas Jefferson's family, Monticello. Also located on the property is the Locust Hill Cemetery where Lucy Marks is buried.
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