Lucky Hit is one of the oldest brick houses in southwestern Clarke County, Virginia. The double-pile (i.e. two rooms deep), central hallway house was built by Colonel Richard Kidder Meade around 1791, and was named by Meade in his belief that he had made a fortunate choice in his property. He previously resided at the log house Meadea.[3] His children, including Bishop William Meade[3] and Ann Randolph Meade Page,[4] who were raised on this plantation established plantations nearby; many of the historic houses remain today. This property stayed in the Meade family until 1869.[3]

Lucky Hit
Historic home of R.K. Meade
Lucky Hit is located in Northern Virginia
Lucky Hit
Lucky Hit is located in Virginia
Lucky Hit
Lucky Hit is located in the United States
Lucky Hit
LocationVA 628 S side, 4500 ft. NE of jct. with VA 658, White Post, Virginia
Coordinates39°3′22″N 78°5′33″W / 39.05611°N 78.09250°W / 39.05611; -78.09250
Area131.5 acres (53.2 ha)
Built1791 (1791)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.93000834[1]
VLR No.021-0045
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 12, 1993
Designated VLRJune 16, 1993[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Kimberley Hart (February 3, 1993), National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Lucky Hit (PDF), National Park Service
  4. ^ Thomas, Arthur Dicken (2000), Page, Ann Randolph Meade (1781-1838), Episcopal slavery reformer, American National Biography, doi:10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1501270, ISBN 978-0-19-860669-7, retrieved March 2, 2021

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