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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Henry

 
 
Fort Henry Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Fort Henry Marker
Inscription. Four blocks north is the traditional site of Fort Henry, established under the Act of 1645. In 1646 the fort was leased by Abraham Wood. From it, in 1650, Wood and Edmund Bland set out on an exploring expedition; and, in 1671, Batts and Fallam on the first expedition known to have crossed the Appalachian Mountains. The fort was garrsioned again in 1675, with Peter Jones as commander.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission
For the City of Petersburg 1932

 
Erected 1932 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number QA 6.)
 
Location. 37° 13.52′ N, 77° 24.95′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North South Street and West Washington Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south on North South Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Folly Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Methodist Meeting House (approx.
Corner of N South St & W Washington St. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Corner of N South St & W Washington St.
0.4 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Appomattox River Heritage Trail (approx. half a mile away); Campbell's Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Two Noted Homes (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 72 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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