Highland Springs

Highland Springs (HMGHY)

Location: Highland Springs, VA 23075 Henrico County
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N 37° 32.67', W 77° 19.576'

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One of Richmond's earliest streetcar suburbs, Highland Springs was founded in 1890 by Edmund Sewell Read, a wealthy real estate developer from Winthrop, Mass. He named the community for the relatively high altitude and natural springs that suited his ailing wife. Read subdivided 1,000 acres into lots and named the streets alphabetically after his favorite flora, such as Daisy, Elm, and Fern. The Seven Pines Railway Company, chartered in 1888, operated from Church Hill in Richmond east to Seven Pines National Cemetery. One of the stops was located nearby on Oak Avenue.
Marker NumberPA 138
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294488 N 4157821
Decimal Degrees37.54450000, -77.32626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.67', W 77° 19.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 40.20" N, 77° 19' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-279 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs VA 23075, US
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