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The View That Named The City

 
 
The View That Named The City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. The View That Named The City Marker
Inscription. The curve of the James River and steep slope on this side of are very much like the features of the River Thames in England, at a royal village west of London called Richmond upon Thames.

William Byrd II, an important planter, merchant, politician and writer, was asked by the House of Burgesses to plan a town at the Falls of the James in the early 1730ís.

As he traveled several times to Richmond upon Thames, it is believed that the view led him to name this new town “Richmond.”

Dedicated on March 18, 2006 by
Cllr. Robin Jowit, Mayor - Richmond upon Thames
L. Douglas Wilder, Mayor – Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Sister Cities Commission
 
Erected 2006 by Richmond Sister Cities Commission.
 
Location. 37° 31.611′ N, 77° 25.056′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North 29th Street and Libby Terrace, on the right when traveling south on North 29th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); "Richmond" (within
View of the James River from Libby Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. View of the James River from Libby Hill
shouting distance of this marker); The Navy Yard of the Confederate States (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocketts Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Ship Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Great Ship Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coffer Dams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 81 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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