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

Osbornes

 
 
Osbornes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Osbornes Marker
Inscription. The town of Osbornes was named for Captain Thomas Osborne who settled nearby at Coxendale in 1616. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Osborne's plantation wharf was a tobacco inspection station and local shipping center. Thomas Jefferson, grandfather of the President, was born here in 1677. On April 27, 1781, British General Benedict Arnold destroyed nine ships of the American fleet and burned the town's warehouses and stores. George Washington visited Osbornes in 1791 during a national tour designed to afford citizens the opportunity to see their first national hero.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 14.)
 
Location. 37° 22.158′ N, 77° 25.071′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Osborne Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23831, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farrar's Island (here, next to this marker); Proctor's Creek Fight (approx. 0.8 miles away); Into the "Bottle" (approx. 0.8
Osbornes Marker on Jeff Davis Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Osbornes Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
miles away); Battle of Chester Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Chester Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Halfway House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chester Station Fight (approx. 1.2 miles away); Half-Way House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 76 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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