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City of Richmond Bicentennial

 
 
City of Richmond Bicentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. City of Richmond Bicentennial Marker
Inscription. On July 2, 1782, the people of Richmond gathered near this site to elect twelve citizens and constitute their first city government, known as the Common Hall. The next day, the Richmond Common Council held its first meeting on the same site and elected from its membership Richmondís first mayor, William Foushee.

Erected July 2, 1982, by the City of Richmond in celebration of the 200th birthday of Richmondís incorporation as a city
 
Erected 1982 by City of Richmond.
 
Location. 37° 31.843′ N, 77° 25.452′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 22nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Old Henrico County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2127 East Main Street, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Honor (here, next to this marker); Franklin Street Burying Grounds (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Quakers in Richmond (about 600 feet away); Libby Prison (about 700 feet away); Libby Prison CSA
City of Richmond Bicentennial Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. City of Richmond Bicentennial Marker.
(about 700 feet away); The Oldest House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Libby Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Shockoe Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Old Henrico County Courthouse (erected 1869). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
3. Old Henrico County Courthouse (erected 1869).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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