Old Shot Tower

Old Shot Tower Wytheville Virginia


Stock #: 47786
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Wytheville
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Wythe
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
The Old Shot Tower, one of Virginia's oldest landmarks, was built about 1820 by Thomas Jackson for the manufacture of shot. It is 20 feet square, 75 feet high, with walls 2 1/2 feet thick, and in shape resembles a fortress .It is said that both Daniel Boone and Thomas Jefferson often visited there and that ammunition from the tower was used in the War of 1812. Here on New River, before the Revolution, a ferry was established, later called Jackson's Ferry, that was in operation until 1930.

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