Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia (begun c. 1738)
Photograph by Jack E. Boucher, c. 1969
Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall, on the Potomac River, into a distinguished family. At age three, however, the bankruptcy of Lee's father drove the family from the ancestral plantation to take up residency in Alexandria.
Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey, HABS VA,97- ,4-14