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Col. William Cabell Sr. originally bought the property from Dutch settlers.  The property was originally known as Job’s Valley then Huntley. The house is no longer in existence. Historic Resources of Nelson County says that Nassau Plantation became part of the Oak Ridge estate.

Timeline of Nassau Ownership

  • Col. William Cabell gave his son Landon (1765-1834) Nassau Plantation in October 1793. 
    • Landon married in 1794 and lived at Spring Hill until he moved to Nassau. 
  • Landon sold the plantation to his brother-in-law, Robert Rives and moved to his wife’s estate, Rose Hall, in Amherst where he is buried.