Host/Hostess: Jim and Terri PetrovitsInn HistoryThe Silver Thatch Inn is one of the oldest buildings in this part of Virginia dating back to 1780. The Inn is a charming clapboard home built by Hessian soldiers who were captured during the Revolutionary War at the battle of Saratoga, NY., and marched south to Charlottesville. They built a two-story log cabin on the site of the former Indian settlement and this section of the house is now known as our Hessian Room. The center part of the Inn was built in 1812 and served for a period of time as a boys school. In the latter part of the 19th Century, the property passed through several hands, serving as a tobacco plantation and, after the Civil War, as a melon farm. In 1937, the final wing of the Inn was added by B.F.D. Runk, a former Dean of the University of Virginia.
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