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Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Osborne Landing

 
 
Osborne Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Osborne Landing Marker
Inscription. Osborne Landing was located near here along the north bank of the James River across from the Village of Osborne in Chesterfield County. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries a ferry operated nearby and the landing was a regular stopping point for commercial vessels until around World War I. The Osborne Turnpike, which connected here with its south of the James segment, was among the earliest artificial roads in the United States. It remained the shortest route from Richmond to Petersburg until 1824, when the Manchester and Petersburg Turnpike was completed. Near here also was the site of the Revolutionary Naval Battle of April 27, 1781 between British General Benedict Arnold and American troops.
 
Erected 2007 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-25.)
 
Location. 37° 24.076′ N, 77° 23.193′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Osborne Turnpike 0.3 miles north of Kingsland Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is on the river bank at Osborne Park & Boat Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9680 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Osborne Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Osborne Landing Marker
flies. Naval Assault at Drewry’s Bluff (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Osborne Landing (here, next to this marker); Curvy Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Hoke: Empty Victory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Guns of Fort Brady (approx. 1.5 miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Powder Magazine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Guarding the James (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Varina.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,314 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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