You are here

Bowman's Folly

-A A +A
c. 1815. 1988, restoration, J. Floyd Nock III. Bowman's Folly Dr. (north from Accomac .5 mile on U.S. Business 13, right on VA 652 [Joynes Neck Rd.] 2.5 miles, right on Bowman's Folly Dr. .4 mile)
  • (Damie Stillman)
  • (Damie Stillman)
  • (Damie Stillman)

This private house on an imposing site on Foley Inlet can be examined from the road. Constructed by a Revolutionary War general and politician, John Cropper, Jr., it is one of the most substantial houses on the Eastern Shore. The wood-frame central section with Palladian windows has brick ends. As is typical, a set of outbuildings trails off on one side and includes, in addition to the usual forms, a dovecote and a privy with raised paneling on the interior.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Bowman's Folly", [Accomac, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.