About the Author of the Virginia History Series
(Dennis L. Bybee, BA, MS, PhD)
Virginia History Series
The author’s interest in Virginia History comes from his genealogical research on ancestors that came to Virginia
from England as indentured servants in the mid-1600's
and settled on a family “plantation”at the end of Bybee’s Road in Fluvanna Co.
near the present-day Bybee’s Road Baptist Church.
At present, Dr. Bybee teaches math, science, and Virginia
State History at Landmark Career Academy, which is a Fairfax County public high school, and manages a thoroughbred breeding operation
at Bybee Road Farm just outside Charles Town, WV.
This farming activity continues his family’s association
with racing horses that began on their ancestral “plantation” near the intersection of present-day Route 15 and I-64 about 10 miles
North of Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Va.
A map of that “plantation” was originally drawn by Thomas
Jefferson’s father and it shows one of the first horse racing tracks built in North America was located there in the mid-1700s.
Dr. Dennis L. Bybee with Cavan Crystal and her foal by Caveat (our first home-bred racing prospect)