Burnt District

Burnt District (HMG3X)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.006', W 77° 25.971'

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More than 1,000 buildings burned between 4th and 15th Streets, from Main Street to the river.

"The sky in the direction of Richmond is lurid with the glare of burning houses. ?It was as if a great battle were going on around us." Kate Mason Rowland, 1865

As the Confederates evacuated Richmond in 1865, they torched bridges, warehouses, and arsenals to keep them from the Union Army. All the buildings in the Shockoe warehouse district were destroyed. The devastation was so complete, residents afterward had trouble identifying their own streets.
HM NumberHMG3X
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285039 N 4156831
Decimal Degrees37.53343333, -77.43285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.006', W 77° 25.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 0.36" N, 77° 25' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Virginia St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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