Albemarle County, Virginia, Shadwell Plantation

The Shadwell Plantation – The Birthplace Of Thomas Jefferson In Albemarle County, Virginia

On April 13, 1743 the third United States President Thomas Jefferson was born in the Shadwell Plantation; that his father Peter Jefferson built in Albemarle County, Virginia. In 1770, five years before the start of the American Revolution, Jefferson moved into Monticello after the Shadwell Plantation burnt down.

Photograph of the Shadwell Historical Marker taken on April 20th, 2022. (Hamilton Photo)