Peter Jones Trading Station

Peter Jones Trading Station (HMWOP)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.987', W 77° 24.438'

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You are looking into the bowels of this building from near the attic downward to the second, first, and basement levels. You see a massive, rubble-stone structure with stone walls approximately 2'8" thick at the basement level which taper slightly toward the top of the building. About two-thirds of the stone walls and a chimney with two fireplaces still stand. Viewed through the open doorway is the brick kitchen which was constructed at a later date using pictures and brick wall remnants to restore as much as the original. Several fires and reconstructions over many years have changed the appearance and use of this building. The building today consists mostly of the remnants from a disastrous fire in the late 20th century.

The building was used to store trade goods. Old photographs show the remains of a block and-tackle arrangement to lift goods from one story to another. The goods could be moved easily by cart down the hill to rudimentary docks where small boats, dugouts, and canoes could carry them downstream. Some trade goods designated for settlers and Indians in the West anti South were carried by horse trains. Goods acquired from the Indians and settlers were brought back here by the traders for sale and shipping principally to England.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByPetersburg Foundation, Historic Petersburg Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286446 N 4123448
Decimal Degrees37.23311667, -77.40730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.987', W 77° 24.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 59.22" N, 77° 24' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 N Market St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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