Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart told his brother in 1863 "I would give anything to make a pilgrimage to the old place, and when the war is over quietly spend the rest of my days there." J.E.B Stuart never returned to his birthplace and boyhood home, but thanks to a group of local citizens you today can visit the site where one of the greatest soldiers to sit upon a horse learned to ride.
Laurel Hill is located in the southwestern part of Patrick County within sight of the boundary line of North Carolina and Virginia. The seventy-five acre site, owned by the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, is open to the public dawn to dusk for self-guided walking tours and annual events including a Revolutionary War encampment in the spring, and a Civil War encampment in the fall.
Last Updated: 3/13/2012 3:11 PM