Maidens, Virginia

Maidens, Virginia (HM1MNI)

Location: Goochland, VA 23063 Goochland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.069', W 77° 53.049'

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This area was most likely first named for "Maiden's Adventure Farm," a nearby estate mentioned in the 1755 will of John Fleming. By 1824, construction of the James River and Kanawha Canal reached Maidens Adventure.In 1825 the Maidens Adventure Dam was built to raise the water levels of the James River. Cliffs along the upper side of the James prevented building a towpath and canal. The Dam created a pond some four miles long. The towpath followed the shore line along the upper side of the pond. After the arrival of the railroad in 1880, the Maidens Adventure Hotel was built to serve passengers on the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad. The William Tucker family bought and operated the Hotel, a general store and a post office in 1896. The first bridge was built at this location across the James River in 1914. Maidens is now primarily recognized as a post office serving addresses in three counties.
Placed ByFriends of Goochland Parks, Dominon Resources, and the Goochland County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 245613 N 4172874
Decimal Degrees37.66781667, -77.88415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.069', W 77° 53.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 4.14" N, 77° 53' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2730 Maidens Rd, Goochland VA 23063, US
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