Byrnside’s Fort / “Willowbrook” Plantation

We recently acquired the “Burnside-Bierne-Johnson House” near Union, West Virginia. All we knew about it when we started was the 1993 National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Click the link to see it…. This is the narrative: Standing high and proud on the edge of a bluff, overlooking a ravine in which flows Byrnside …

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Houmas House Plantation in NOLA – and its Union, WV Connection

This is the famous Houmas House Plantation near New Orleans, Louisiana: Well, it has a deep connection to little ‘ole Union, WV. In Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, are two spectacular antebellum mansions, Elmwood, and Walnut Grove. Did you know that the owners of Walnut Grove also owned the Houmas House Plantation in New Orleans? …

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