Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tidewater Connection Locks
Location. 37° 32.055′ N, 77° 26.161′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South 12th Street and East Byrd Street, on the left when traveling south on South 12th Street. Click for map. This marker 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. James River & Kanawha Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Newport Cross / Canal Walk (within shouting distance of this Christopher Newport Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Electric Trolley (within shouting distance of this marker); Gallego Mill Flume (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flour Trade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inside A Flour Mill (about 300 feet away); Gallego Mills (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the left of the panel is a map carrying the caption, "Left: Detail from Illustrated Atlas of the City of Richmond, Va. by F.W. Beers published in 1876. Courtesy of the Library of Congress
On the top right of the panel is a photo carrying the caption, "Above: Peachy Griffin and his wife in front of the James River and Kanawha Canal's lockkeeper's house at Lock #4. Courtesy of Dementi Studio
This marker is replicated along the Canal Walk.
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.