Visit to Historic King William County Property

May 26, 2012

Members of Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society (MPAAGHS) will visit Jubilee Farm, 7116 Acquinton Church Road, King William, Virginia, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. (map).


Jubilee Farm is the name given to two adjacent 18th century plantations, Aspen Grove and Cool Spring. In 1994, these properties were purchased by Dr. Walter P. Lomax, of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, a retired medical doctor who is the president of Lomax Enterprises. Jubilee Farm consists of almost 800 acres, and is the property upon which Dr. Lomax’s ancestors were held enslaved. Although the Cool Spring plantation house no longer stands, the Aspen Grove plantation "big house" has survived and the present owner has made additions to it.


Dr. Walter Lomax’s daughter, Mary Claire Lomax, Esquire, board chairperson of the African American Museum in Philadelphia, will speak to the group about the history of Jubilee Farm. Tours of the property will be conducted. Dr. Alvin C. Lomax, King William resident and first cousin of Dr. Walter Lomax, is the coordinator of the visit to Jubilee Farm. The public is invited to attend. For further information about the visit to Jubilee Farm or about MPAAGHS, call 804-758-5163. For assistance on the day of the visit, call 804-769-0649.


Directions to Jubilee Farm, 7116 Acquinton Church Road, King William, Virginia 23086 (Map)


From Tappahannock
Take Route 360 West to Bruington Road. Turn left onto Bruington Road. Follow Bruington Road to Route 629 (Walkerton Road) and turn right. Follow Route 629 through Walkerton, across the Mattaponi River to Route 30. Turn left onto Route 30. Go approximately 1/4 mile to Route 618 which will be Acquinton Church Road. Turn right onto Acquinton Church Road (A school complex will be on your right). Turn at the first left just after the school. There should be a sign there that states Aspen Grove-Jubilee Farm. Follow the paved lane (approximately one mile) to the yard of the plantation house. Park on the grass beside the garage.

From Richmond (City)
Take Route 360 East (Richmond-Tappahannock Highway) to the intersection at Route 30 (Central Garage). (A shopping center will be on the left and a Fast Mart on the right). Turn right onto Route 30 (King William Road). Travel on Route 30 to Acquinton Church Road (approximately 6.5 miles). Turn right onto Acquinton Church Road (A school complex will be on your right). Turn at the first left just after the school. There should be a sign there that states Aspen Grove-Jubilee Farm. Follow the paved lane (approximately one mile) to the yard of the plantation house. Park on the grass beside the garage.

From Gloucester, Middlesex
Follow Route 33 West into West Point. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Route 30 (King William Road) toward King William Court House. Travel on Route 30 for approximately 17.5 miles to Route 618 (Acquinton Church Road). Turn left onto Acquinton Church Road (A school complex will be on your right). Turn at the first left just after the school. There should be a sign there that states Aspen Grove-Jubilee Farm. Follow the paved lane (approximately one mile) to the yard of the plantation house. Park on the grass beside the garage.