Downtown Richmond Millsites

Downtown Richmond Millsites (HMHNG)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 32.235', W 77° 26.332'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Seven sites in downtown Richmond have been locations for water-powered industry:

HOLLYWOOD: A flour mill was operating by 1800. Canal water powered a paper mill beginning in 1887, and a 2,100 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1940 to 1972. River water powered a City hydroelectric plant until 1986.

TREDEGAR: Canal water powered a flour mill by 1801, the Armory by 1802, and Tredegar Iron Works beginning in 1837.

BASIN RACE: Basin water supplied a mill race which powered a paper mill beginning in 1834.

GALLEGO MILLS: Basin water powered flour mills beginning in 1834.

HAXALL MILLS: River water powered Ross's Mill by 1788. Haxall Canal water powered flour mills from 1809 to 1894, and an 8,800 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1901 to 1968.

BELLE ISLE: River water powered an iron works by 1848, and filled a basin which powered a 3,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1914 to 1965.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mill Canal was open by 1804, and powered a series of mills: in 1895, two paper mills, acorn mill, and a flour mill; and from 1925 to 1965 a 1,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284518 N 4157269
Decimal Degrees37.53725000, -77.43886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.235', W 77° 26.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 14.10" N, 77° 26' 19.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 S 10th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?