Axton Lodge, "The Pines" was once a part of Mrs. E. Stewart James 100 The Estate of Elizabeth Stuart James Grant the great grandaughter of Jeb Stuart hence came the name Stuart in her name. 0 Acre Estate. Below you will find an article w/pictures from the Times Herald Dated
Together with my daughter Heather Watlington and Son David Willis, Jr. and some other friends we created Axton Lodge, "The Pines" as it is now known. I now live in the gardeners’ house, care for the grounds, have beautiful flower beds, lawns, my dog, a new collie named Micah; and the horse has long since came and gone.
It is a quiet and beautiful country location most of the time, till the weddings or parties get started then it is transformed into a dream wedding, anniversary or birthday party. I think Mrs. Grant would approve. While I wish I could own all of the other buildings and more of the estate I am satisfied for the time with what I have.
My apologies for the words that you can not read in the articles, it was very old and the copy could only do so much. Read and enjoy the heritage of Axton Lodge, which was what the whole estate was known as.
Eva Willis new owner since 1997.
Articles on Miss James Life, later to be Mrs. Grant