Joseph Bryan Park

Joseph Bryan Park (HMGFN)

Location: Richmond, VA 23227
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.865', W 77° 28.011'

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Before becoming a park, this property was part of the Young family's Westbrook estate in the 1700s and later Rosewood, home of the Mordecai family. It was a gathering place for participants in Gabriel's Rebellion in 1800. During the Civil War, Confederate troops camped here. Belle Stewart Bryan purchased this site in 1909 and donated it to the city of Richmond in memory of her husband, Richmond Times publisher Joseph Bryan. The park was designed in the English Naturalistic landscape tradition. It became an auto camp in the 1920s. Federal relief programs in the 1930s resulted in further improvements. In 1952, the city's Parks Superintendent of Grounds and Structures Robert Harvey developed the 17-acre azalea garden, which became a popular tourist attraction.
Marker NumberSA 57
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282222 N 4164047
Decimal Degrees37.59775000, -77.46685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.865', W 77° 28.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 51.90" N, 77° 28' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4552-4598 Hermitage Rd, Richmond VA 23227, US
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