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Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson


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Description: Thomas Jefferson was born at Shadwell, however the original house was destroyed by fire. There is a marker indicating the probable site of the birth house. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation is currently conducting archeological excavations to determine Shadwell's location. This work is not open to the public.

Address: US Route 250; 3 miles east of Charlottesville, Virginia

Credit: "Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places Associated with Presidents of the United States" by William G. Clotworthy

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