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Chesterfield County Magnolia Grange Magnolia Grange, a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1822 by William Winfree. It is a Federal-style plantation house named after the circle of magnolias that once graced its front lawn. It was originally part of a large land grant to John Worsham in 1691. Here also were a tavern and gristmill in addition to the residence and its dependencies. Magnolia Grange contains elaborate ceiling medallions and sophisticated carvings on mantels, doorways, and window frames. Careful paint restoration has been executed through wood graining and marbleizing. Scenic wall-

paper and carpeting of the period combine with authentic furnishings returns the house to the 1820s. Magnolia Grange Plantation House is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Magnolia Grange is located on the north side of Virginia Rte. 10, at 10020 Ironbridge Rd., in Chesterfield Court House. It is open daily for tours. An admission fee is charged. Please call 804796-1479 or visit the Chesterfield Historical Society for further information. Castlewood Plantation Built circa 1817-1819 by Parke Poindexter. Poindexter was Clerk of the Court at Chesterfield County from 1812 until 1847. The original landowner was Henry Winfree, who received the prop-

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