On 4-20-08, I received E-Mail that said:
If you enter 41 40 51.75 N 75 15 05.00 W into GoogleEarth you’ll find a castle that’s local to me. I don’t know what the story behind it is but thought you might want to add it to your listing.
Follow this link, and zoom in to see the castle.
I have this listed as "Unknown Castle" because I don't know if it has a name. Does anyone know? Does anyone have a photo from ground level?
On 5-26-10, I received e-mail that said:
Hi, I just saw your listing on the unkown castle in Rileyville, PA and wanted to give you some additional information. I grew up near there and my parents still live there. There are a lot of stories and hearsay about the castle but this is what I have heard. The castle is and always has been privately owned. The story I have heard most often is that a man moved here from Ireland (I believe). He had an ailling mother still in Ireland with no one to care for but didn't want to leave her home. So he chose this spot because it reminded him most of the rolling hills of Ireland and built this "castle" so that she wouuld feel like home and come and let him care for her. It is small by castle standards but definitely looks like a medieval stone castle.
The most recent story I've heard is that it is currently owned by Oprah Winfrey but I cannot verify this.
I have never heard a name for it, but next time I visit my parents and have some free time I will try to get over to it and take a ground level photo of it for you.
On 2-21-11, I received e-mail that said:
The castle near Rileyville, PA is our home and the name is Castle Wolfenberg. I think this is the one that Mr. Williams is writing about. It is located on 191 North of Honesdale. Sorry it’s not Oprah Winfrey’s or Whoopi’s real estate (we hear funny stories about us we are not from Ireland we are Czech).
On 1-17-12, I received e-mail that said:
Here is a picture I took of Castle Wolfenberg in Rileyville PA on 1/16/2012 you can use it on the web site if you want.
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Thanks to Mike Williams for the link. Thanks to Nick Bambino for the photo.