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

0 Olive Branch Ct, Lake Anna

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 7 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,125 sqft / 0.72 acres
$2,100,000

589 Busbees Poin Roadt,lake Anna

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 7 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,125 sqft / 1.74 acres
$2,100,000

11121 Emery Lane & 11120 Lucks Road

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,714 sqft / 3.12 acres
$1,750,000

183 Pleasant Landing Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,208 sqft / 3.54 acres
$1,750,000

4028 Lewiston Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,218 sqft / 51.63 acres
$1,499,000

100 Sandy Point Dr

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,452 sqft / 0.93 acres
$1,450,000

56 Moody Creek Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,592 sqft / 0.92 acres
$875,000

149 Old Burruss Mill

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,848 sqft / 1.06 acres
$855,000

3401 Fisherman Way

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,350 sqft / 1.12 acres
$745,000

19 Lighthouse Dr

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,830 sqft
$689,000

3362 Bethany Church Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,596 sqft / 26.11 acres
$625,000

3938 Moody Town Rd

Bumpass, VA 23024
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,432 sqft / 1.18 acres
$589,000