oatlands plantation


Oatlands Plantation

Location: Loundon Co., VA
Founded: 1830

History: Upon the death of Robert "Councillor" Carter in 1804, his youngest son George and daughters Priscilla and Sarah Fairfax inherited the Bull Run tract, consisting of the Leo and Cancer Plantations as well as other property throughout Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.

George Carter's inheritance contained several tracts including part of the Leo Plantation in Loudoun County. There he built his estate, Oatlands Plantation, and lived with his wife, Elizabeth Grayson and their family. In 1811 George Carter subdivided and sold part of the Bull Run tract to Mathew Lee of New Jersey, who built The Wilderness. The house name was changed in 1894 when the new owner, Wiliam Hayden, renamed the estate The Commons.

Associated surnames: Carter

Associated Plantations: Leo Plantation (Loundon Co., VA), The Wilderness (Loundon Co., VA)

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Research Leads

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations From the Revolution Through the Civil War Series M: Selections from the Virginia Historical Society Part 2: Virginia's Northern Neck; also Maryland http://www.lexis-nexis.com/cispubs/guides/southern_hist/plantations/plantm2.htm

Section 22, Carter, Robert (1728-1804), Correspondence, 1754-1804: This section consists of 837 items, correspondence, 1754-1804, of ....Benjamin Dawson (of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland County, and at Alexandria, Bull Run and Leo, Loudoun County, Centreville, Fairfax County, Morgan's Ford, Frederick County, and Richmond, Virginia, concerning Spencer Ball, John Tasker Carter, Robert Bladen Carter, Hugh Quinlan, the division of Carter's lands in Virginia among his children, and the emancipation of Carter's slaves)....