Jackson Ferry Shot Tower

The Jackson Ferry Shot Tower is 75-foot (23 m) tall shot tower located in Wythe County, Virginia. It is one of only a few remaining shot towers in the United States. It was built by Thomas Jackson and is the centerpiece of the Shot Tower Historical State Park. Construction began on the tower shortly after the American Revolutionary War and was completed in 1807. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1969.

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... The Wythe County Shot Tower is unique for several reasons ... Unlike most other shot towers, which were constructed of brick, this shot tower was built of limestone ... solid stone walls not only made the Shot Tower an extremely strong structure, but kept its interior temperature cool and consistent, improving the quality of the shot it produced ...

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