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Monticello (/ ˌ m ɒ n t ɪ ˈ tʃ ɛ l oʊ,-ˈ s ɛ l oʊ / MON-tih-CHEL-oh, - SEL-oh) was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26.
Cooling Monticello was no easy task in Jefferson's time, although the mountaintop could be a little cooler than the surrounding landscape. Windows and doors could be opened to encourage air flow through the house, and family and visitors could seek relief from the heat on the shaded porticoes.
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.
Monticello—home of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (POTUS3), 2nd Vice President, Secretary of State, Minister to France, Virginia governor. Author, Declaration of Independence, VA Statute for Religious Freedom. Founder, University of Virginia. World Heritage Site, Charlottesville, VA. Daily tours.
Lake Monticello. Lake Monticello is located in Fairfield County off of HWY 215 in Jenkinsville, SC, adjacent to the Broad River about 35 minutes from Downtown Columbia. It was completed in 1978 as a pumped storage facility run by SCE&G (South Carolina Electric and Gas) and provides cooling water for a single unit nuclear reactor.
Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, located in south-central Virginia, U.S., about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Charlottesville. Constructed between 1768 and 1809, it is one of the finest examples of the early Classical Revival style in the United States.
Lake Monticello, a private gated community, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,920 at the 2010 census, an increase of over 44% from 2000. The community is centered on a lake of the same name, which is formed by a dam on a short tributary of the nearby Rivanna River.
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Monticello was a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. Vegetable Garden Jefferson grew 330 vegetable varieties in Monticello's 1,000-foot-long garden terrace.