Pine Knot

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Pine Knot was Theodore Roosevelt’s rustic Virginia retreat. It is located in southern Albemarle County in Keene.


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Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 37°51′00″N 78°31′25″W / 37.85°N 78.523611°W / 37.85; -78.523611

The 90-acre Pine Knot grounds are owned by the Edith and Theodore Roosevelt Pine Knot Foundation. There is no running water or electricity at the small cabin that Roosevelt used as a getaway while he was president. The foundation is seeking special-use permits to expand the profile of the historical resource and plans to hold monthly events. [1] There are also tentative plans for a historical center to house exhibits.

Pine Knot is also reported to be one of the last reliable sightings of the Passenger Pigeon in Albemarle County[2]

The Daily Progress reported that Roosevelt spent Christmas at Pine Knot in 1905. [3]


Tourist Attraction

As of 2012 the owners of Pine Knot are seeking to construct an historical center for the site. In addition, they have requested that the maximum number of attendees for special events be raised from 150 to 200 and would provide for transportation to and from functions held.

Location

Pine Knot is located at 711 Coles Rolling Road.


References

  1. Web. Pine Knot looks to increase public role, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, May 13, 2012, retrieved May 14, 2012.
  2. Web. Pine Knot: Theodore Roosevelt’s Rustic Virginia Retreat, Patrick Robbins, Rural Virginian, Media General, retrieved 20 Dec. 2010.
  3. Web. President Roosevelt in Albemarle for Christmas, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, December 23, 1905, retrieved December 25, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.

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