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Family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to auction off three historic plantations in Virginia

Family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to auction off three historic plantations in Virginia

A trio of historic Virginia plantations owned by the family of West Virginia’s governor, billionaire businessman Jim C. Justice, will hit the auction block later this month.

The three properties, each with active farmland, include Flowerdew Hundred, a plantation on the James River in Prince George County that was originally granted in 1618 to colonial Virginia Gov. George Yeardley. Named for Yeardley’s wife, Temperance Flowerdew, it was one of the earliest English settlements in America.

The plantation centers on a 14,000-square-foot manor-style house with 12 bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and three half-baths. Currently, about 620 of the property’s 1,300 acres are devoted to...

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