Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Turkey Island Mansion
In 1809, the two story center portion of the structure was burned and rebuilt as a one-story structure. Prior to the fire, two insurance policies were taken out on the property, in 1796 and 1806. Sketches submitted with the 1806 policy describe a two-story brick dwelling, 30 by 30 feet covered with wood. The same plan shows two story wings 26 by 14 feet attached to each side of the structure and two additional wings 24 by 24 feet only one story each. The sketch features a front and back porch both with a three arch arcade created with four columns on each portico.
The Pickett family purchased the plantation
(Above.) Architectural rendering of what the original dwelling may have looked like by William Rhodes.
(Inset, Top right.) 1853 Smith map of Henrico County, detail of Turkey Island.
Sketch of mansion from Insurance Document (Mutual Assurance Society, 1806.
Ryland Randolph, ca. 1760.
Erected 2013 by County of Henrico.
Location. 37° 24.373′ N, 77° 16.167′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Curles Neck Road, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engagement at Malvern Cliffs (here, next to this marker); The Flood of 1771 (here, next to this marker); Turkey Island (here, next to this marker); Captain Thomas Harris (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curles Neck and Bremo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. half a mile away); Malvern Cliffs (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Malvern Cliffs (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 415 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.