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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glen Allen

 
 
Glen Allen Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Glen Allen Marker
Inscription. Called Mountain Road Crossing when rail service began in 1836, the settlement which came to be known as Glen Allen took its name from the homestead of a local landowner, Mrs. Benjamin Allen. Its most noted resident was Captain John Cussons, a native Englishman, Confederate scout, author, and entrepreneur. Cussons made his residence here after the Civil War and founded a successful printing company. Later he built a fashionable resort hotel known as Forest Lodge adjacent to the railroad tracks.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 10.)
 
Location. 37° 39.965′ N, 77° 30.388′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road and Hamilton Road, on the left when traveling west on Mountain Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mountain Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Cussons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Lodge (approx. 0.2
Glen Allen facing west on Mountain Road. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Glen Allen facing west on Mountain Road.
miles away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glen Allen School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walkerton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 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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