"Richmond" (HMAJ2)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.593', W 77° 25.044'

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William Byrd II of Westover, owner of the land aroundthe falls of the James River, wrote in his diary onSeptember 19, 1733:

?we laid the foundations of two large Citys. One at Shacco's, to be called Richmond and the other at the point of Appamattux River to be named Petersburgh. ?Thus we did not build Castles only, but also Citys in the Air.

Byrd, who had lived and been educated in England, chose the name "Richmond" for his new city because the view of the James from this hill reminded him of the curve of the Thames at Richmond west of London.
HM NumberHMAJ2
Year Placed1990
Placed ByChurch Hill Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286385 N 4156032
Decimal Degrees37.52655000, -77.41740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.593', W 77° 25.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 35.58" N, 77° 25' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2901-2973 Libby Terrace, Richmond VA 23223, US
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