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The site of Three Chopt Elementary School, located in the Three Chopt District, was originally part of a 220-acre estate located east and west of Skipwith Road and owned by Grey Skipwith, Sr. After his death in 1893, his widow and their four children inherited it. The school’s name draws from the local history of American Indians who lived in the Henrico County area. An ancient trail was marked with distinctive triple slashes on trees. The route of this trail ran from Powhatan’s village, east of Richmond, to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Famous historical figures, who traveled along the “three notched” road included Washington, Jefferson and Lafayette. Cornwallis’ troops followed the road to Monticello in their effort to capture Jefferson in 1781.

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