Mount Athos

Mount Athos (HMSSB)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.113', W 79° 4.037'

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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.
Marker NumberK 149
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 671102 N 4139359
Decimal Degrees37.38521667, -79.06728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.113', W 79° 4.037'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 6.78" N, 79° 4' 2.22" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6821-6919 Richmond Hwy, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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