Special Tour of Castlewood
Sunday afternoon, June 15th
Built by Parke Poindexter
Optional tour sign up:
Not included in your Reunion Package, we will form car pools after church service at Bruton Parish Church for those staying in the area through Sunday. The drive to Castlewood is about 60 miles, we will need volunteer drivers with cars.
Contact Al Hill if you will be joining this tour. Also let him know if you can provide a car and the number of seats you have available. Al will arrive at the hotel sometime Monday, June 10th. His cell phone is 336-473-3869. Or you can contact him before June 8th at
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, has invited the Poindexter Descendants Association to Castlewood, the home built by Parke Poindexter around 1816, for a private tour, just for our group, on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Shirley R. Diller, a longtime volunteer of the Castlewood, will be our guide.
Parke Poindexter was Clerk of the Court at Chesterfield County from 1812 until 1847, almost 35 years. The original landowner was Henry Winfree, who received the property as a land grant in 1754. County Clerk Mr. Poindexter purchased the 180-acre tract in 1816 and began his efforts to construct a new home. One of the three or four finest Federal period houses in the county, Castlewood features a formal five-part plan differing from any other recorded Virginia dwelling. The house most closely alike to Castlewood is Carrsbrook, ca. 1794-1812 in Albemarle County.
Parke's ancestral line, according to the PDA GEDCOM database: Parke, George Benskin, George lll, George ll, George l.
If you like ghost stories, Castlewood has those too.
More information about Castlewood:
- Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia's web site.
More about Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia:
Photo of Castlewood coutesy of Chesterfield Society of Virginia
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