Bumpass

Bumpass homes for sale
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Bumpass is an unincorporated area in Louisa County, Virginia, on the southeastern banks of Lake Anna. The area was named after John T. Bumpass, one of the first postmasters in the area, whose name is derived from the French word bonpass, meaning “good passage.” In the 1800s, the C&O railroad station at Bumpass connected Eastern Louisa County farms, mills, and factories to customers in the bigger cities and towns. Today, Bumpass homes are prized for their affordability, country charm, and close proximity to Lake Anna, Richmond, and Charlottesville.

One of the most notable Bumpass homes is Jerdone Castle, a historic estate that now sits next to Lake Anna. The original mansion was built in 1752 on a 1,000-acre plantation, though most of that land is now submerged under the lake. It is said that George Washington stayed at the plantation house during his 1791 southern tour. Novelist Ellen Glasgow summered at Jerdone Castle in her childhood and wrote of the house’s influence on her writing in her autobiography. It became a Virginia Historic Landmark in 1984.

Bumpass is known for its close proximity to Lake Anna, a 13,000-acre reservoir in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties. Originally constructed to serve as a cooling pond for the North Anna Nuclear Generating Station, the “cool end” of the lake is open to the public and has become a popular recreation spot. Lake Anna State Park has become a destination for swimming, camping, fishing, boating, and watersports throughout the region.

Listings in Bumpass

84 Olive Branch Ct, Lake Anna

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 7 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 6,125 sqft / 0.72 acres
$2,199,000

0 Boxwood Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,331 sqft / 0.92 acres
$1,780,410

0 Ark

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,331 sqft / 0.95 acres
$1,775,360

3023 Moody Town Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 0 Beds
  • Baths
  • sqft / 0.93 acres
$1,625,000

95 Cooke Ln

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,200 sqft / 1.6 acres
$1,525,000

194 Becky Ct

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,946 sqft / 0.92 acres
$1,360,000

95 Rhett Butler Dr

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,040 sqft / 1 acres
$1,295,000

72 Browns Point Ln

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 7 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1,248 sqft / 1.73 acres
$1,290,000

26 Lake Ct

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,579 sqft / 1.11 acres
$1,149,000

2501 Lake Forest Lane

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,820 sqft / 2.11 acres
$979,900

46 Tyler Vw

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,161 sqft / 0.93 acres
$945,000

3600 Pauley Dr

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0 sqft / 1 acres
$800,000