Poplar Lawn

Poplar Lawn (HMBIY)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.322', W 77° 24.061'

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Poplar Lawn is now known as Central Park. Here the Petersburg Volunteers camped in October 1812, before leaving for the Canadian border. Here Lafayette was greeted with music and speeches in 1824. The place was bought by the city in 1844. Volunteer companies enlisted here, April 19, 1861. In the siege of 1864-65 a hospital stood here.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission
For the City of Petersburg 1931
Marker NumberQA 5
Year Placed1931
Placed ByVirginia Conservation & Development Commission
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286972 N 4122204
Decimal Degrees37.22203333, -77.40101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.322', W 77° 24.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 19.32" N, 77° 24' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 S Sycamore St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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