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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Laurel Historic District
 
Laurel Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
1. Laurel Historic District Marker
 
Inscription. Laurel, first named Hungary Station, was the location of a spur railroad line to the coal fields in western Henrico County. During the Civil War the station here was burned, and Colonel Ulrich Dahlgren's body was secretly buried here in March 1864 and later reinterred in Philadelphia. Nearby stood the first public school in Henrico County. In 1890 the Laurel Industrial School for Boys was established here as an alternative to imprisonment. Several nearby buildings served the institution, later called the Virginia Industrial School; during 1920-1922 the school was moved to Beaumont in Powhatan County.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA 3.)
 
Location. 37° 38.593′ N, 77° 30.583′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Hungary Road and Old Staples Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Hungary Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. The Courthouses in Richmond (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Early Courthouses in Varina (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Courthouse Today (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henrico County (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Post 244 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (approx. 1.6 miles away); Glen Allen (approx. 1.6 miles away); Forest Lodge (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Laurel Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
2. Laurel Historic District Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Laurel Industrial School Historic District. (PDF) National Register documentation. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Laurel Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
3. Laurel Historic District Marker
View from across Hungary Road facing northwest.
 
 
Laurel Historic District Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
4. Laurel Historic District Marker
Front of the school.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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