Brown's Ferry (Drakes Corner, Virginia)

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Brown's Ferry
Brown's Ferry with zoom.jpg
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 US
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
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 National Park Service (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