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Bumpass in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jerdone Castle

 
 
Jerdone Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
1. Jerdone Castle Marker
Inscription.  Much of Jerdone Castle’s original 1,100 acres is submerged under Lake Anna. The house was begun ca. 1742 by Francis Jerdone, a Scottish immigrant. Jerdone’s descendant, Sarah Jerdone Coleman, and her husband, Gen. Clayton Coleman, built the main Italianate section with its characteristic cupola in 1853. Frank T. Glasgow, the father of author Ellen Glasgow, purchased the house in 1879 and the family used it as a summer residence until 1887. Glasgow’s writings feature frequent references to her summers at Jerdone Castle, and in her autobiography, The Woman Within, she describes realizing, during her time there, that writing was to be her future.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-233.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location. 38° 0.34′ N, 77° 44.884′ W. Marker is in Bumpass
Moody Town Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
2. Moody Town Road (facing south)
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, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Moody Town Road, 0.3 miles north of Sir Walter Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bumpass VA 23024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bumpass (approx. 3 miles away); Fredericksville Furnace (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Depot at Beaver Dam (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beaver Dam School (approx. 7.7 miles away); Spotsylvania's War Effort (approx. 8.4 miles away); Henry Box Brown (approx. 8.9 miles away); William Clark Birthplace (approx. 9 miles away); Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jerdone Castle. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 8, 2012.) 

2. Jerdone Castle. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on April 8, 2012.) 
 
Jerdone Castle image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
3. Jerdone Castle
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
4. National Register Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,217 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 7, 2022