Credit: Google
Original Author: Encyclopedia Virginia
Created: 1790 and 1829; virtual tour, July 2017

Virtual Tour of a Slave Dwelling in Mecklenburg County

This is a virtual tour of a slave dwelling at Prestwould plantation, on the north side of the Roanoke River, near Clarksville in Mecklenburg County. The cabin was erected in two phases in 1790 and 1829. Sir Peyton Skipwith built the main plantation house and moved his family there in in 1797. Prestwould is considered the best-documented plantation in Southside Virginia.