Historical Highway Markers - Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Richmond Road (U.S. 250) east of Exit 124 (Interstate 64), Richmond, VA 23221
One of many Virginia Highway Markers that commemorate people, events or other historic resources within the Commonwealth. Visible from the road 24 hours a day.
SHADWELL, BIRTHPLACE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON
Peter Jefferson acquired the land in 1735, and built the house about 1737. Thomas Jefferson was born here, April 13, 1743. He lived here, 1743-1745, and 1752-1770. The house burned in 1770, and Jefferson then moved to Monticello.