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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Owner Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
Significant name University Of Virginia Historic District Charlottesville
Architect Highland Simeon
Architect University Of Virginia Historic District Charlottesville
Architect Charlotte Court House Historic District Charlotte Court House
Architect Montpelier Montpelier Station
Architect Poplar Forest Lynchburg
Architect James Semple House Williamsburg
Architect The Rotunda Charlottesville
Architect Charlotte County Courthouse Charlotte Court House
Architect The Residence Woodberry Forest
Architect Edgemont Covesville
Architect St Thomas Church Orange
1743/04/13 Thomas Jefferson is born in the family farmhouse, Shadwell, Virginia Born Shadwell Plantation Site Shadwell Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
1745/00/00 Peter Jefferson moves his family to Tuckahoe to take care of the children of William Randolph, 1745-1752 Home Tuckahoe Manakin-Sabot
1760/03/25 Thomas Jefferson enrolls at the College of William and Mary. Until April 1762, Jefferson lodged and boarded at the Wren Building. Education Wren Building, College of William and Mary Williamsburg
1762/04/00 Thomas Jefferson studies law in Williamsburg under George Wythe, April 1762 till 1767 Home Wythe House Williamsburg
1766/05/00 Jefferson travels to Philadelphia and New York, via Annapolis, to inoculate himself from smallpox. Health
1770/11/00 Thomas Jefferson moves into the upper room of the South Pavilion Architect, Home Monticello Charlottesville
1771/00/00 Thomas Jefferson buys Robert Sharp Sr's kiln. Owner Limestone Keswick
1772/00/00 North wing completed Architect Monticello Charlottesville
1774/00/00 Thomas Jefferson sketches and dimensions the Hammond-Harwood house. Life Hammond-Harwood House Annapolis
1775/03/20 Second Virginia Convention Representative St John's Episcopal Church Richmond Second Virginia Convention
1775/05/10 Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia from 5 October 1775 until 12 December 1776 Represented Virginia Independence Hall Philadelphia Second Continental Congress
1776/06/28 Thomas Jefferson writes the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, June 11 - 28 Author US Declaration of Independence The Declaration House Philadelphia American Colonies Declare Independence from Great Britain
1776/08/02 Most delegates sign the Declaration of Independence Signer, representing Virginia US Declaration of Independence American Colonies Declare Independence from Great Britain
1779/01/03 Thomas Jefferson visits Watsons Ordinary for entertainment. Visitor Boyd Tavern Keswick
1781/01/06 Livid, Jefferson's sends his response, refusing that a turncoat do anything to Richmond's supplies. Upon receiving the letter, Arnold is enraged, destroys extensive military stores before retiring to an encampment near Portsmouth. Virginia Governor Benedict Arnold's Raid on Richmond 1781
1781/05/15 Governor Thomas Jefferson visits Lafayette at his headquarters. Lafayette stayed at Wilton, with 900 troops camp nearby, May 15-20 1781. Visitor Wilton House Museum Richmond
1781/06/00 Thomas Jefferson escapes with his family to Poplar Forest, his farm near Lynchburg Poplar Forest Lynchburg Jack Jouett's Midnight Ride
1781/06/04 Thomas Jefferson sends his family to Enniscorthy Plantation for safety Governor Enniscorthy Keene Jack Jouett's Midnight Ride
1783/00/00 Thomas Jefferson buys a ferry ticket from Samuel Middleton for passage to Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore. Visitor Middleton Tavern Annapolis
1784/00/00 Thomas Jefferson visits Dr James Murray. It is possible Jefferson bathed here from water collected from the roof in a lead lined cistern. Dr Murray was known to promote the medical advantages of a cold shower. Visitor The Annapolis Inn Annapolis
1784/01/14 Treaty of Paris is ratified by the United States Congress in the Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House. The Treaty formally ends the Revolution and establishes the United States as a free and independent nation. Representative from Virginia Treaty of Paris (1783) Maryland Statehouse Annapolis Congress of the Confederation
1785/08/18 Cornerstone ceremony for the Virginia State Capitol Architect Virginia State Capitol Richmond
1790/07/10 George Washington and his cabinet (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Henry Knox, and Alexander Hamilton) dine at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Visitor Morris-Jumel Mansion New York City
1790/09/00 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison climbed the steps to the State House dome's balcony with a citizen of Annapolis who "opened the roofs of the houses and told the history of each family who lived in them". Visitor Maryland Statehouse Annapolis
1792/10/01 Thomas Jefferson, traveling north, stops to visit George Mason at Gunston Hall Visitor Gunston Hall Mason Neck
1793/00/00 Thomas Jefferson spends the night in a bed in a corner of the bar in The Saddle Arms. Slept here The Saddle Arms Philadelphia
1793/11/30 Washington meets with his cabinet (Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox and Edmund Randolph) in Isaac Franks' house four times between November 16 and 30, 1793. Secretary of State Germantown 'White House' Philadelphia 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic
1798/10/27 Thomas Jefferson visits the Fitzhughs at Chatham. Visitor Chatham Manor Fredericksburg
1801/00/00 En-route to his presidential inauguration, Thomas Jefferson stops at Wren Tavern. Razed, marker is on E Broad St (State Hwy 7), E of S Cherry St. Guest Longview Falls Church
1801/03/04 Dressed plainly, Thomas Jefferson delivers a 1,721-word speech in the United States Capitol's Senate chamber. US President United States Capitol Washington, DC First Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States
1801/03/15 Thomas Jefferson celebrates his inauguration as president in the ballroom in the ballroom of the Gadsby's City Tavern. Visitor Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia Metropolitan Museum of Art First Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States
1801/03/15 Thomas Jefferson celebrates his inauguration as president in the ballroom in the ballroom of the Gadsby's City Tavern. Visitor Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria First Inauguration of Thomas Jefferson as President of the United States
1801/03/19 Jefferson moves into a shell of a home still smelling of fresh plaster. He soon replaced the outdoor privy with 2 indoor WCs, installed a wine cellar, hung service bells and upgraded the kitchen for his French chef with stew stoves, boilers and ranges. US President The White House Washington, DC
1801/04/00 Thomas Jefferson opens the White House to the public in the spring of 1801. US President The White House Washington, DC
1802/00/00 Octagonal built Architect Farmington Country Club Clubhouse Charlottesville
1802/03/16 Thomas Jefferson signs the Military Peace Establishment Act, directing a corps of engineers to be established at West Point in the state of New York, and shall constitute a Military Academy. The academy's sole function is to train engineers. US President US Military Academy, West Point West Point Opening of the United States Military Academy at West Point
1802/04/09 US President Thomas Jefferson donates $100 toward the rebuilding of Nassau Hall after a devastating fire. Benefactor Nassau Hall, Princeton University Princeton
1804/06/00 Digging for the west wing begins in the summer. Jefferson proposed attached service wings, expand east and west as needed, or as funded, until they joined the Treasury Department building and the War Department building. Architect The White House Washington, DC
1805/03/12 Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern. US President Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia Metropolitan Museum of Art
1805/03/12 Thomas Jefferson celebrates his second inauguration at Gadsby's Tavern. US President Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria
1806/10/06 President Jefferson issues a proclamation warning that there are US citizens plotting to take over western part of the United States. President Aaron Burr Conspiracy
1807/00/00 Thomas Jefferson made the Entrance Hall of the White House a museum to tell about this mysterious west that so fascinated the public. Artifacts brought back by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and by Zebulon Pike were hung up. US President The White House Washington, DC Lewis and Clark Expedition
1809/03/11 Thomas Jefferson pays the ferryman $1 to take him and his carriage across the Potomac River at Georgetown and headed south toward retirement. Life Georgetown
1812/00/00 Thomas Jefferson pays Mrs Boyd for his sister's, Ann Marks, lodging bill. Life Boyd Tavern Keswick
1815/05/08 To replenish the book collection that was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812, Congress buys Thomas Jefferson's 6,487 volume library. Brought to the Capitol's west center building, the last wagon-load of books left Monticello 8 May 1815. Seller Monticello Charlottesville Battle of Bladensburg
1815/05/08 To replenish the book collection that was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812, Congress buys Thomas Jefferson's 6,487 volume library. Brought to the Capitol's west center building, the last wagon-load of books left Monticello 8 May 1815. Seller United States Capitol Washington, DC Battle of Bladensburg
1815/05/08 To replenish the book collection that was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812, Congress buys Thomas Jefferson's 6,487 volume library. Brought to the Capitol's west center building, the last wagon-load of books left Monticello 8 May 1815. Seller Library of Congress's Jefferson Building Washington, DC Battle of Bladensburg
1819/00/00 Built at Upper Bremo, Bremo mansion is completed. The residence was designed by John Hartwell Cocke with John Neilson and probably Thomas Jefferson. Architect Bremo Plantation Bremo Bluff
1822/00/00 Barboursville, one of the largest and finest residences in the region, is built between 1814 and 1822 for James Barbour Architect Barboursville Vineyard Barboursville
1826/07/04 Thomas Jefferson dies on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, just a few hours before John Adams Died Monticello Charlottesville
1835/00/00 September 1815, Jefferson sends Harrison a ground plan and elevation for a one-story, six room house. However, Harrison did not build this house until 1835, following the death of his wife. Architect Ampthill Cartersville
1943/04/13 Jefferson Memorial is dedicated by President Roosevelt. A plaster cast of Evans' Jefferson statue, painted to look like bronze, is installed. Memoriam Thomas Jefferson Memorial Washington, DC

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