|Mt. Olivet (Chatmoss Plantation) Rt # 777 off the old Danville Road...east|
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The Chatmoss Plantation is located in the Mt. Olivet community in Henry County, VA. Only about two miles from Mt. Olivet Christian Church. If you go through Martinsville on route 58 towards Danville, turn right on Chatmoss Road you will find the property. This road winds through what was the old Chatmoss plantation. It is now a golf course and the country club is the remodeled great house on the plantation. Some of the original house still remains inside the country club. The original house was still in tact as recently as 1955.
The Barrow cemetery is located on property that was once part of this plantation.
Mary Eleanor Lovell Barrow, told stories of attending Christmas parties at the great house and seeing the tree lit with real candles. She told of the generosity of the Hairstons and how they gave presents to all of the family members of their employees.
The Lovells and the Barrows moved the four miles from the Leatherwood area of Henry County to Mt. Olivet in the late 1800s.