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

Mount Athos

 
 
Mount Athos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Mount Athos Marker
Inscription.  Two miles north stand massive sandstone walls and four chimneys, the ruins of Mount Athos, overlooking a bend of the James River. The house was built about 1800 for William J. Lewis (1766-1828) on land that had been patented in 1742 by John Bolling and called Buffalo Lick Plantation. Lewis, who bought the land from Bolling's heirs in 1796, had commanded riflemen at Yorktown in 1781. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1810-1811; 1814-1817) and the U.S. Congress (1817-1819). Mount Athos stood one story high on a raised basement, with a portico on the north front and two octagonal projections on the south. It burned in 1876.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-149.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 37° 23.113′ N, 79° 4.037′ 
US Rt 460 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. US Rt 460 (facing east)
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W. Marker is near Lynchburg, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is on Richmond Highway (U.S. 460) 0.3 miles west of Mount Athos Road (County Route 726), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buffalo Lick Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oxford Furnace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Megginson Rosenwald School (approx. 2 miles away); Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 3.4 miles away); Central Virginia Training Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chestnut Hill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lynchburg Presbyterian Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Virginia Collegiate and Industrial Institute (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Athos - Pioneer Plantation and Its Pioneer Families. Lynch's Ferry Magazine, Spring 2007 (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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