Five miles northeast is the site of Northumberland House, built by the third Peter Presley, who was murdered in 1750. He was the last male descendant of the first William Presley, who settled there and who was a burgess as early as 1647. Mantua, near by, was built by James Smith, who died in 1832. It is a good house of the old Virginia type.
Geographic Location: Northumberland County
Physical Description of Location: Junction of Northumberland Highway (Route 360 wesbound) and Crabbetown Road (State Route 674), Heathsville, VA 22473. Marker is on right when traveling west on 360.
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