"Green Hill: Two Fuquas Built Whole Village".
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-2- Green Hill is a "feudal manor" containing an upper and lower village. A system of rock walks connect all the out-buildings and two high rock walls separate the gardens from the lawn. Still standing are the old kitchens; a rock house; an ice house with a walled rock pit; a factory or work shop; a laundry with its rock trough "sinks"; and one of eight slave cabins. Along the approach to the house--in "the upper village" one may see the tobacco barns, carriage house, granary, and the remains of the horse stable. Of Green Hill's three cemeteries the one belonging to the slaves is the larger. The Hoyles' and Pannill's plots complete the three resting places. About the lawn one encounters mounting stones and carriage steps, reminders of the days of the horse. Near the side entrance an odd looking stone table, or block, stands some three feet high. It consists of a flat stone held up by four rock columns. Beneath it on the ground lies another flat stone cut in the shape of a maltese cross. It strikes one as being very similar to the "auction blocks" that are seen around Charleston, S.C. Legend has it that a farmer dealt heavily in slaves, and that one of the barns had four small corner rooms that were used in connection with obtaining good stock. In those days they were commonly known as the "breeding rooms." The plantation with its wealth of out-buildings does not need one's imagination to reconstruct its history. It unfolds itself in the form of "pot holders" and fireplaces, warming ovens, and iron "H" hinges, hand carved woodwork, cemeteries and Virginia farmland--a completely unrestored plantation as old as the United States herself. Green Hill is on the Staunton river approximately three miles from Long Island, and about 32 miles from Lynchburg.