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

Walkerton

 
 
Walkerton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Walkerton Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1825 for John Walker on Mountain Road, once a major route between Richmond and the western Piedmont of Virginia, Walkerton served as a tavern in 1828 and 1829. Since that time it has been a hotel, store, voting precinct, and private dwelling. It is the largest brick 19th-century tavern still standing in Henrico County. Walkerton is notable for a hinged, swinging, two-segment partition that was used to enlarge an upstairs room to accommodate guests. Members of the Hopkins family lived at Walkerton from 1857 to 1941 and a family cemetery exists here. The building was restored in 1986 and Henrico County purchased it in 1995.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA 2.)
 
Location. 37° 39.921′ N, 77° 29.994′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mountain Road 0.3 miles west of Bluebell Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Lodge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Allen School (about 800 feet away); John Cussons
Walkerton Tavern. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Walkerton Tavern.
(about 800 feet away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (about 800 feet away); Glen Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountain Road (approx. half a mile away); American Legion Post 244 (approx. half a mile away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henrico County Recreation and Parks. Walkerton Tavern. (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Brookland District Historic Sites - Walkerton Tavern. Henrico County Historical Society (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 87 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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