Slaughter Ficklin

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Slaughter Ficklin was the master of the Belle Mont Estate, a 551 acre farm that was developed into Charlottesville's Belmont-Carlton neighborhood. [1] [2]

He died in 1886.


Ficklin's father moved to the Crozet area in the 1800's and moved to Charlottesville in the 1820's and became a tobacco merchant and minister. [2]

Ficklin was not the original owner of the estate, but he was perhaps its most important steward. [2] Debts incurred due to his wife's mental illness led to the estate being sold to the Belmont Land Company. [2]

His brother Benjamin Franklin Ficklin was successful in the stagecoach business in the western United States. [2]

Ficklin was a supporter of the Confederacy during the Civil War. At one point, he was imprisoned by a Union General Schenck for ten days. [2]


  1. Print: Gentle Giants Turned Heads After The War, David A. Maurer, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises 9 Sept. 2012, Page C1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Web. Belmont - A History of a Neighborhood, James H. Buck Jr., Paper for James Kinard's Local History course, May 1980, retrieved June 30, 2014.


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