Prestwould Plantation historical marker display Historical Site marker sign attraction education information landmark Place of Interest Tourist Destination Travel Destination Virginia Blue Stone Castle historic marker historic site Mecklenburg County Peyton Skipwith Roanoke River signage William Byrd attractive destination educating info tourist attraction VA history no people text appealing South tourism travel historic nobody word attract daytime displays historical markers markers signs color image historical landmarks outdoor vertical appeal day educate historic markers historic sites US colour image destinations outside tourist attractions day time Jason O. Watson / historical-markers.org USA day-time U.S. words color images daylight outdoors U.S.A. verticals colour images natural light outsides United States United States of America
The second William Byrd obtained land here about 1730 and named the place "Blue Stone Castle." The estate extended ten miles along Roanoke River. Before the Revolution Sir Peyton Skipwith came into possession and built the present house, which he named Prestwould.
Conservation & Development Commission, 1930.