Cedar Lane Plantation
The Cedar Lane Plantation home is characterized by an irregular architectural design that contributed to it being listed in the National Register of Historical Places. The original structure that was completed in 1826 is composed of two wooden stories of four rooms and two landings over a large brick basement. The basement, easily the most historical part of the house, features crude hand-hewn beams. The home is fully restored and furnished to reflect the Civil War era; its quarter mile long entry has been planted with twin rows of cedar trees. Nearby, a fragment of a private cemetery is enclosed by a white picket fence and a small orchard to the rear of the residence evokes the sizeable fruit orchard which is said to have existed in the nineteenth century. Cedar Lane is situated on a colonial roadway (now New Kent Highway) extending from the vicinity of Richmond to Williamsburg. The Plantation occupies a crossroads with Poindexter Road, which once extended from St. Peter’s Parish Church to Criss Cross Plantation four miles to the south. The house presents a charming prospect on top of an abrupt rise in elevation that affords it a pleasant 360-degree view of the surrounding agricultural fields and distant wood lines.