During the 18th century this property was established as a Southall family seat. Notable family members include James Barrett Southall, owner of Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern, Turner Southall, member of the committee to build Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Capitol, and historian Douglas Southall Freeman. Furneau Southall constructed the original log part of the structure, later known as Piney Grove, about 1800 as a corncrib on his 300-acre plantation. "Southall's" was home to his family and 18 slaves. He was a grandson of family patriarch John Southall and served on the county Committee of Safety with John Tyler and Benjamin Harrison.
Geographic Location: Charles City County
Physical Description of Location: Charles City, VA 23030. Located on The Glebe Lane, 2 miles east of the intersection of The Glebe Lane and State Route 614. Marker is on the left when traveling east on The Glebe Lane.
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