Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)

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Brown's Ferry
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)
Location East of Drakes Corner off VA 684, near Drakes Corner, Virginia
Coordinates 36°36′37″N 77°0′4″W / 36.61028°N 77.00111°W / 36.61028; -77.00111Coordinates: 36°36′37″N 77°0′4″W / 36.61028°N 77.00111°W / 36.61028; -77.00111
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built c. 1815 (1815)
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79003090[1]
VLR # 087-0120
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 18, 1979
Designated VLR March 20, 1979[2]

Brown's Ferry, also known as the Mahone House, is a historic home located near Courtland, Southampton County, Virginia. It was built about 1815, and is a large two-story, five-bay, Federal style brick dwelling. It has a one-story kitchen attached to the rear. The main house has a side gable roof and three interior end chimneys. The interior features notable woodwork and painting. Also on the property are a contributing smokehouse, corn crib, and pole barn. It was the birthplace of Confederate General William Mahone (1826-1895).[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (March 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Brown's Ferry" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo