Folly, Virginia

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Folly is an unincorporated community in Northumberland County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.[1]

According to tradition, a lumberman made a "folly" when he overestimated the amount of timber in the area, hence the name.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Folly, Virginia
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 51. 

Coordinates: 37°52′46″N 76°19′40″W / 37.87944°N 76.32778°W / 37.87944; -76.32778