Bumpass, Virginia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bumpass, Virginia
Bumpass, VA.jpg
Bumpass, Virginia is located in Virginia
Bumpass, Virginia
Bumpass, Virginia
Bumpass, Virginia is located in the United States
Bumpass, Virginia
Bumpass, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°57′49″N 77°44′14″W / 37.96361°N 77.73722°W / 37.96361; -77.73722Coordinates: 37°57′49″N 77°44′14″W / 37.96361°N 77.73722°W / 37.96361; -77.73722
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyLouisa
Elevation
328 ft (100 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
23024[1]
GNIS feature ID1464090[2]

Bumpass is an unincorporated community in Louisa County, Virginia, United States.[3] Its post office[4] is still in service. National Historical Places registered in Bumpass include the Duke House and Jerdone Castle.[5] The latter is a plantation (now lakefront) where George Washington spent the night on June 10th during his 1791 Southern tour.[6]

The community was named for John T. Bumpass, one of the first postmasters in the area.[7] The surname "Bumpass" in turn derives from the French bonpass, meaning "good passage".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices by County: Louisa County, Virginia". Postmaster Finder. United States Postal Service. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bumpass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Bumpass, Virginia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bumpass VA post office
  5. ^ NPS.gov (2018). "Virginia - List View". Find a Park. National Park Service. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Bingham, Warren (2016). George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour. Charleston, SC: The History Press. ISBN 9781467119795.
  7. ^ a b "Odd town names often result of egos". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). Harrisonbour, Virginia. Associated Press. December 29, 1992. p. 13. Retrieved May 6, 2020.

External links[edit]