Nestled between the hustle and bustle of Lightfoot and the ever-present rush of the Chickahominy River lies a vast patch of forest on Jolly Pond Road.
The site is known as Chickahominy Summerplace. It is currently a parcel of 924 undeveloped and forested acres along Yarmouth Creek.
A brochure for the property points out that Summerplace has been owned by the 14th president of William & Mary, a former mayor of Newport News and the Hornsby family, some of whom may have lived in a small rustic house. Now its current owners have placed it on the market with the hopes that its future owners will see the property’s potential for residential development.