Sacred Heart ParishBeginning in the late 1880's, this region of Prince George County along the Norfolk & Western Railway became the center of the first largest settlement of Czech and Slovak immigrants in Virginia. Originally known as Wells Station, then Estes, it was renamed New Bohemia in 1911 at the request of those settlers. Forming a community of homes, general stores, a church, hotel, school and neighborhood meeting hall, this small group of agrarian immigrants reclaimed and restored 12,000 acres of farmland left barren following the Civil War. In the 21st Century, many of the original family farms nearby continue to contribute to local growth and economy.
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|Date Added||Monday, December 21st, 2015 at 5:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 293722 N 4118170|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18721667, -77.32388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.233', W 77° 19.433'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 13.98" N, 77° 19' 25.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9300 Community Ln, Petersburg VA 23805, US|
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