Pompey Callaway House

Historical Significance

Dating to 1910, the Pompey Callaway House is located in the historically black section of the town of Elliston. The builder and owner, Pompey Callaway, was born enslaved in Franklin County. It is said that he modeled his home after the home of his former master.

Physical Description

Pompey Callaway designed his brick home in the popular "I-House" style. The format includes a three-bay, center-passage, single-room-deep design.

Geographical and Contact Information

4730 Callaway Road
Elliston, Virginia


Pompey Callaway House

Pompey Callaway House

Source: Image courtesy: Virginia Dpt. of Historic Resources View File Details Page

Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Pompey Callaway House,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed May 23, 2019, http://www.aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/345.

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