Historic Brookbury Farm


Brookbury Farm is one of those special, important and historic Places that connects us across time to the lives of many People – men, women, children – Black and white, free and enslaved, known and unknown. Brookbury Farm’s land, once several hundred acres, just north of Falling Creek was home to these People. Today, Brookbury is home to one of the oldest houses in the City of Richmond and former slave quarters, likely built in the early 1800s, an era from which very few structures survive. Brookbury’s history extends from the time before English settlement in the Virginia colony, to its use as an agricultural plantation in the Colonial and antebellum periods, to Civil Rights Era significance as the home of the first Black judge appointed to a Virginia court since Reconstruction.

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