Eppington Plantation, built around 1770, was the home of Francis Eppes VI, who married the half-sister of Thomas Jefferson’s wife. Jefferson admired the Chesterfield County plantation on the Appomattox River and visited often. After the death of his wife, Martha, in 1782, Jefferson brought two of his three daughters to live with their aunt and uncle while he served as minister to France. Lucy, the youngest of the three, died at Eppington of whooping cough in 1784 and is believed to be buried in the small family burial ground there.
Eppington is open the first Saturday in October for its annual Eppington Heritage Day that is free to the public.