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Nailery

In 1794 Jefferson added a nailmaking operation to his blacksmith shop on Mulberry Row at Monticello. He hoped it would provide a source of cash income while he restored the depleted soil of his farms. Nail rod was shipped from Philadelphia and hammered into nails ranging in size from six-pennies to twenty-pennies.

Plantation Agriculture

Find out about the 5,000-acre Monticello plantation that was home to both the Jefferson family and an extended community of workers, black and white, enslaved and free.