Chelsea (West Point, Virginia)
Chelsea, April 1971
|Location||N of jct. of Chelsea Rd. and Rte. 30, near West Point, Virginia|
|Area||510.5 acres (206.6 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||69000253 |
|Added to NRHP||November 12, 1969|
|Designated VLR||September 9, 1969|
Chelsea is a historic home located near West Point, King William County, Virginia. It was built in 1709, and consists of a two-story, brick main block with a hipped roof and 1 1/2-story, gambrel roofed rear ell. In 1764, Thomas Jefferson attended the wedding of an old friend, John Walker, at Chelsea; sources commonly say (and Jefferson eventually, in 1805, seemed to acknowledge) that he later repeatedly made improper advances to his friend's wife, all of which she rejected. In 1781, shortly before the Battle of Yorktown, Lafayette's army camped at Chelsea, and the Marquis de Lafayette used the house as his headquarters.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- see, for example, Jon Meacham, "Thomas Jefferson: the Art of Power", Random House, 2012
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (September 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Chelsea" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
- Chelsea, Mattaponi River, West Point, King William County, VA at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
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