Michaux was one of eleven plantations in southern Virginia owned by the Hairston family, one of the largest slaveholders in the South. Its name probably indicates that the land was also once owned by a member (this one?) of the local branch of the Michaux family.
This is the kingdom that you find
When the brave eye-holes stare
impartially against the air. . .
*It reminds me of the old house or schoolhouse quilt block pattern.