An estate of central Virginia southeast of Charlottesville. Designed by Thomas Jefferson, it was begun in 1770 and was his home for 56 years. Owned by other families from shortly after Jefferson's death until 1923, it is now a national shrine.
(place) Home & burial place of Thomas Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Va.
Monticello Sentence Examples
Monticello, Jefferson's home, is still standing about 2 m.
The postal authorities objected to the name Monticello, originally used, and Mount Vernon was adopted instead.
Though not personally extravagant, his salary, and the small income from his large estates, never sufficed to meet his generous maintenance of his representative position; and after his retirement from public life the numerous visitors to Monticello consumed the remnants of his property.
Montpelier, like Jefferson's Monticello and Monroe's Oak-Hill, was an expensive bit of "gentleman farming," which with his generous Virginia hospitality nearly ruined its owner financially.