Claim your spot in Petersburg history! This property sits on the remnants of Fort Henry and is believed to be the original kitchen or servants' quarters for The Mt. View estate, built in 1900. From 1646 until around 1691, it was the only point in Virginia where Native Americans could be authorized to cross eastward into white territory, or whites westward into Native American territory. In later years it also came to be known as Fort Wood, after its first commander, Abraham Wood. Later, Wood's son-in-law, Peter Jones, took over the fort and ran a trading post which was the beginning of Petersburg. It is also in close proximity to Battersea, a colonial plantation built in 1768 for the first mayor of Petersburg, John Bannister, and is being meticulously restored by the Battersea Foundation.