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

Warwick

 
 
Warwick Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Warwick Marker
Inscription. Located eight miles downstream from Richmond, Warwick was an important 18th-century James River port and manufacturing center. During the Revolutionary War, Warwick's craftsmen turned out clothing and shoes, and its mills ground flour and meal for the Continental troops stationed at Chesterfield Courthouse. On April 30, 1781, British troops under Benedict Arnold burned the town, destroying ships, warehouses, mills, tannery storehouses, and ropewalks.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 2.)
 
Location. 37° 26.289′ N, 77° 26.326′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.4 miles south of Chippenham Parkway (Virginia Route 150), in the median. Click for map. The marker is located at the Falling Creek Wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falling Creek Ironworks (here, next to this marker); Falling Creek Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Iron Foundry in America (about 300 feet away, measured
Warwick Marker at Falling Creek Wayside Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Warwick Marker at Falling Creek Wayside
in a direct line); Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ampthill Estate (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Beall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Darling (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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