Forest Hill Park

Forest Hill Park (HMJ7R)

Location: Richmond, VA 23225
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N 37° 31.069', W 77° 28.625'

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This 105-acre site was part of William Byrd III's vast 1700s holdings along the James River. In 1836, Holden Rhodes (1799-1857), noted jurist and early president of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company, purchased the property, named it Boscobel, and built what is now known as the Stone House. In 1890, the Richmond & Manchester Railway Company established a trolley terminus and an amusement park here called Forest Hill Park. The amusement structures were dismantled in 1932 and the city of Richmond acquired the land in 1934. Depression-era Federal Emergency Relief Act funds paid for renovations to the Stone House and the construction of cobblestone walkways, picnic shelters, and landscape elements.
HM NumberHMJ7R
Marker NumberSA 60
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281084 N 4155200
Decimal Degrees37.51781667, -77.47708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.069', W 77° 28.625'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 4.14" N, 77° 28' 37.50" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4001-4099 State Rte 683, Richmond VA 23225, US
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