Virginia Home for Boys

Virginia Home for Boys (HMLLT)

Location: Henrico, VA 23294 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.025', W 77° 32.562'

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The Virginia Home for Boys is the oldest boys' home in continuous service in Virginia and the second oldest in the United States. Founded as the Richmond Male Orphan Society on 30 March 1846 for the "maintenance and instruction" of orphaned boys, it was incorporated by the General Assembly on 9 March 1847. At first located on Church Hill, it moved twice before relocating to this site in 1957. Its name was changed to the Richmond Home for Boys on 23 June 1969 and to the Virginia Home for Boys on 27 January 1971. Since its founding, the home has served more than 15,000 children ages six and above.
Marker NumberSA 45
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275633 N 4168221
Decimal Degrees37.63375000, -77.54270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.025', W 77° 32.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 1.50" N, 77° 32' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8758-8798 W Broad St, Henrico VA 23294, US
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