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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laurel Historic District

 
 
Laurel Historic District Marker image. 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, measured 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
Laurel Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
2. Laurel Historic District Marker
(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).
 
Also see . . .  Laurel Industrial School Historic District. (PDF) National Register documentation. (Submitted on August 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Laurel Historic District Marker image. 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 image. 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 , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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