9 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Stratford Hall is a historic house museum near Lerty in Westmoreland County, Virginia. It was the plantation house of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia (with descendants later to expand to Maryland and other states). Stratford Hall is the boyhood home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), and Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797). Stratford Hall is also the birthplace of Robert Edward Lee (1807–1870), a longtime military officer in the Corps of Engineers in the United States Army. Later, CSA President Jefferson Davis selected Robert E. Lee as General-in-Chief of the Confederate States Army. Lee commanded the CSA’s Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War (1861-1865). After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee became president of Washington College, later known as Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. The Stratford Hall estate was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, under the care of the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior.(read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000851