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Near Hopewell in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Point of Rocks

 
 
Point of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andy Walker, September 21, 2008
1. Point of Rocks Marker
Inscription. Point of Rocks is located two miles south on the Appomattox River. In 1608, Captain John Smith wrote abut this high rock cliff which projected out to the channel of the river. Known to all as Point of Rocks, it was severely damaged during a battle between Confederate artillery and Federal gunboats on June 26, 1862. Rock from the point was used to build the wall of the City Point National Cemetery shortly after the Civil War.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 23.)
 
Location. 37° 20.111′ N, 77° 19.629′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) 0.1 miles west of Enon Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Walthall (here, next to this marker); Enon Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Point of Rocks (approx. one mile away); The Strachan House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Thomas Lygon
Point of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Point of Rocks Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Opposunoquonuske (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mary Randolph (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bermuda Hundred (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Also see . . .  Point of Rocks (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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