Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)

Coordinates: 36°36′37″N 77°0′4″W / 36.61028°N 77.00111°W / 36.61028; -77.00111
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Brown's Ferry
Brown's Ferry in April 2017. The house appears to have been demolished.
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia) is located in the United States
Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)
LocationEast of Drakes Corner off VA 684, near Drakes Corner, Virginia
Coordinates36°36′37″N 77°0′4″W / 36.61028°N 77.00111°W / 36.61028; -77.00111
Area7 acres (2.8 ha)
Builtc. 1815 (1815)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.79003090[1]
VLR No.087-0120
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 18, 1979
Designated VLRMarch 20, 1979[2]

Brown's Ferry, also known as the Mahone House, is a historic home 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 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. 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