The View That Named The City

The View That Named The City (HMAJ3)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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N 37° 31.611', W 77° 25.056'

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The curve of the James River and steep slope on this side of are very much like the features of the River Thames in England, at a royal village west of London called Richmond upon Thames.

William Byrd II, an important planter, merchant, politician and writer, was asked by the House of Burgesses to plan a town at the Falls of the James in the early 1730's.

As he traveled several times to Richmond upon Thames, it is believed that the view led him to name this new town "Richmond."

Dedicated on March 18, 2006 by
Cllr. Robin Jowit, Mayor - Richmond upon Thames
L. Douglas Wilder, Mayor - Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Sister Cities Commission
HM NumberHMAJ3
Year Placed2006
Placed ByRichmond Sister Cities Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286368 N 4156066
Decimal Degrees37.52685000, -77.41760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.611', W 77° 25.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 36.66" N, 77° 25' 3.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 N 29th St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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