Carter Society explores its family’s rich legacy

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Posted: September 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Robert “King” Carter was the richest man in America in the late 17th century. His grandson, Nathaniel Burwell, inherited 5,000 acres from him in Millwood, on which he later built Carter Hall. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
A portrait of Col. Nathaniel Burwell, who built Carter Hall in the 1790s, hangs in the great hall of the house.

MILLWOOD — In the late 17th century, Robert “King” Carter of Virginia was the richest man in colonial America, perhaps the first millionaire.

He left his children and grandchildren thousands of…

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