Guide to the Wythe County Shot Tower Print, undated

Summary Information

Title: Wythe County Shot Tower Print, undated
Collection: AC.330
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Wythe County Shot Tower Print consists of one print of the shot tower in Wythe County, Virginia. This shot tower is unique because of its construction and location.

Creator: Unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Wythe County, Virginia is located in western Virginia. It was formed from Montgomery County in 1790. It was named after George Wythe, the first Virginian signer of the Declaration of Independence. It contains approximately 500 square feet of land.

The Jackson Ferry Shot Tower, located in Wythe County, Virginia, is one of only a handful remaining in the United States. It is believed that Thomas Jackson built the shot tower just after the Revolutionary War. The purpose of the shot tower was to produce lead shot to be used in firearms. Although most other shot towers were constructed of brick, this shot tower was built of limestone with walls 2.5 feet thick.

Scope and Contents

Wythe County Shot Tower Print consists of one print of the shot tower in Wythe County, Virginia.


This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in June 2006. Its accession number is AC.2006.040. Its original title is "Wythe County Shot Tower Print." It was opened to the public in August 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, August 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, August 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.330: Wythe County Shot Tower Print, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Print, undated Folder 1