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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Folly Castle

 
 
Folly Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Folly Castle Marker
Inscription. This house was the town home of Peter Jones, who built it in 1763. It was called "Folly Castle" because it was a large house for a childless man, but Jones later had offspring. Major Erasmus Gill, Revolutionary soldier, also lived here.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission
For the City of Petersburg 1931

 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number QA 1.)
 
Location. 37° 13.607′ N, 77° 24.57′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and Perry Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lee's Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Noted Homes (about 800 feet away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Church
"Folly Castle" at W Washington St & Perry St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. "Folly Castle" at W Washington St & Perry St
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Old U.S. Customs House & Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bishop Payne Divinity School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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