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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1717.
 
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
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).
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on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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); The Lock-Keeper's House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland's Courthouse Square (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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