Folly Castle

Folly Castle (HMBIT)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.607', W 77° 24.57'

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This house was the town home of Peter Jones, who built it in 1763. It was called "Folly Castle" because it was a large house for a childless man, but Jones later had offspring. Major Erasmus Gill, Revolutionary soldier, also lived here.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission
For the City of Petersburg 1931
Marker NumberQA 1
Year Placed1931
Placed ByVirginia Conservation & Development Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286233 N 4122750
Decimal Degrees37.22678333, -77.40950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.607', W 77° 24.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 36.42" N, 77° 24' 34.20" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 323 W Washington St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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