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Public invited to dedication of Duff Mansion House

Submitted by Mary Ruth Laster • Apr 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM


A pre-Civil War home in Lee County, Virginia, will be presented for inclusion in the National Registry in coming months. First, however, the public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony of the Duff Mansion House at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27.

The Duff Mansion House is located in Stickleyville, Virginia, along the Wilderness Trail and the Kane Gap through which Daniel Boone first traveled in 1769.

Captain William Powell Duff, Confederate States of America and one of the Immortal 600, and his wife, Eliza Barbara Newland, reared their family in the Duff Mansion House. Newland, who lived in Arcadia, Tennessee, is a descendant of the affluent Newland family of Sullivan County.

Descendants of both families, as well as members of the Hal and Callie Laster Family (the last to live in the home) will be the featured speakers at the dedication ceremony. Following the dedication, guests are invited to take a tour of the home and enjoy some refreshments.

The Duff Mansion House was officially listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register on March 21, 2019 and will soon be presented for inclusion in the National Registry. The GPS address for the Duff Mansion House is 4354 Kane Gap Road, Duffield, Virginia 24244.

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