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Poplar Forest K-138 | Marker History

Poplar Forest Marker, K-138

A mile and a half south is Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's Bedford estate. He came here in June, 1781, after his term as governor expired, and while here was thrown from a horse and injured. During his recovery he wrote his "Notes on Virginia."

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1932
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Bedford County
Physical Description of Location: Forest, VA 24551. Located on Forest Road (Hwy 221), 0.5 miles west of the intersection of Forest Road (Hwy 221) and State Route 1415. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Forest Road (Hwy 221).
GPS Location: 37.366257,-79.260985
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