In the 1840s, Elijah Fletcher began to purchase 1000s of acres in Amherst County to create a plantation where he could retire as a gentleman farmer.
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Between the 1840s and the 1890s, several dozen African Americans lived and worked on the Sweet Briar Plantation. This site will focus on the ante-bellum population.
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