Aston Place
Chatham, Virginia

Edited by Henry Mitchell.

East Side


9 Aston Place

9 Aston Place (9/2006). This house is remembered as the home of Civil War veteran Scott Carter and his wife Belle Ragsdale. (See a 1906 photograph of their home.) His brother Capt. Ross Carter lived within sight, just a short distance away at 209 Whittle Street.

During the 1930's, Belle Carter provided several historical notes to WPA Writer's Project writers, including these two letters from Mrs. Jefferson Davis:

and also the following military information:

In recent years, the house's owners have included the Hupp and Mayhew families.



West Side


2 Aston Place

2 Aston Place (9/2006).



4 Aston Place

4 Aston Place (9/2005).



8 Aston Place

8 Aston Place (9/2006).



12 Aston Place

12 Aston Place (9/2006).



14 Aston Place

14 Aston Place (9/2006).



18 Aston Place

18 Aston Place (9/2006).



20 Aston Place

20 Aston Place (9/2006). This is a Shanaberger prefabricated house, circa 1955.



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