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Christopher Newport Monument

 
 
Christopher Newport Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
1. Christopher Newport Monument Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Christopher Newport
John Smith
Gabriel Archer
Hon. George Percy

With gentlemen, mariners, soldiers numbering twenty-one explored James River to the falls, and set up a cross
Whitsunday, May 24th 1607

This monument is presented to the City of Richmond by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
June 10th 1907

“Dei Gratia Virginia Condita”
 
Erected 1907 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 32.034′ N, 77° 26.184′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 12th Street and East Byrd Street. Click for map. This monument is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Newport Cross / Canal Walk (a few steps from this marker); Electric Trolley (within shouting distance of this marker); Tidewater Connection Locks (within shouting distance of this marker); James River & Kanawha Canal (within shouting distance of
Christopher Newport Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
2. Christopher Newport Monument
this marker); Ross' Mill Race (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallego Mill Flume (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Center of Industry in 18th and 19th Century Richmond (about 400 feet away); 13th Street Bridge (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. This monument was originally located on Gambles Hill. In 2000, the cross was moved to 12th Street.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Gamble's Hill Monument, (South Third St.), Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Southern Bargain House
3. Gamble's Hill Monument, (South Third St.), Richmond, Va.
VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
Gamble Hill Park, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Co., circa 1900
4. Gamble Hill Park, Richmond, Va.
Library of Congress [LC-D4-500594]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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