Jerdone Castle

Jerdone Castle (HM10OC)

Location: Bumpass, VA 23024 Louisa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 0.34', W 77° 44.884'

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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.
HM NumberHM10OC
Marker NumberW 233
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 258723 N 4210008
Decimal Degrees38.00566667, -77.74806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.34', W 77° 44.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 20.40" N, 77° 44' 53.04" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1781-1783 State Rte 622, Bumpass VA 23024, US
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