Thomas Nelson Page was born at Oakland, one of the Nelson family plantations, in Hanover County, Virginia, to John Page and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson. He was a scion of the prominent Nelson and Page families, each First Families of Virginia.
|Thomas Nelson Page's Birthplace, Oakland Plantation|
|Hanover County Court House|
and Civil War Memorial
In 1869, He entered Washington College, known now as Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia.
|President's House at Washington College, last home of Robert E Lee|
|Robert E. Lee|
|Thomas Page Nelson House|
Before he passed away, he had been working on a novel about the Ku Klux Klan entitled The Red Riders. His brother, Rosewell Page, finished the book and it was published in 1924.