About three miles southeast, on the north bank of the Rappahannock River. Bewdley was one of the most unusual houses in Virginia, with two rows of dormer windows. It was built by Major James Ball, cousin of Washington's mother, about 1750. The first steamboat on the river touched at its warf. The house burned in 1917; only one chimney remains. Error: Note that the fourth sentence of the marker is incorrect, and should read: The first steamboat on the river touched at its wharf.
Geographic Location: Lancaster County
Physical Description of Location: Located on River Road (Rt. 354), 2 miles south of the junction of River Road (Rt. 354) and Mary Ball Road (Rt. 3). Marker is on the left when traveling south on River Road (Rt. 354).
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