Early Shockoe

Early Shockoe (HMFVI)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.964', W 77° 25.95'

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"We laid the foundation of two large cities, one at Shacco's, to be called Richmond." William Byrd II, 1733

"In those days the river was the road to town. Tobacco was boated down to Westham, seven miles above the falls, and then brought by land carriage to Shokoes." John F.D. Smythe, 1769

Shockoe is Richmond's oldest neighborhood. In the late 17th century, tobacco, furs, rum, and enslaved Africans were traded within blocks of here. In 1742, the town was no more than a fifth of a mile square, with 250 merchants, laborers, fishermen, and boatsmen.
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285068 N 4156753
Decimal Degrees37.53273333, -77.43250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.964', W 77° 25.95'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 57.84" N, 77° 25' 57.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8600-8628 Canal Walk, Richmond VA 23219, US
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