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Near Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bolling Island

 
 
Bolling Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Bolling Island Marker
Inscription. Bolling Island mansion, overlooking an island of that name, stands at a bend of the James River to the south. John Bolling purchased the land in 1717. Begun about 1771, the house was completed in the late 1830s by Thomas Bolling, son of Col. William Bolling, of Bolling Hall. The principal features of the house are a two-story, Greek Revival-style portico on its south front, and several original outbuildings that stand behind it. Bolling Island remained in the Bolling family until 1870.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 36.)
 
Location. 37° 42.343′ N, 77° 56.752′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Rock Castle Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dungeness (here, next to this marker); Bolling Hall (here, next to this marker); Byrd Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse
River Road West & Rock Castle Road Markers (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West & Rock Castle Road Markers (facing east).
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Early Transportation on the James River (approx. 4.2 miles away); Maidens, Virginia (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goochland.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 104 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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