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Brown’s Island

 
 
Brown’s Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
1. Brown’s Island Marker
Inscription. Brown’s Island was created when the Haxall Canal was extended west to the Tredegar Iron Works.

Encircled by the waterways that provided power and transportation to flour mills, foundries, and paper companies, Brown’s Island has been at the center of Richmond’s industrial activities for more than 200 years. Remains of Civil War-era bridges can be seen from its shores, and the CSX Railroad still runs along its southern edge.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.046′ N, 77° 26.484′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. 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. Albemarle Paper (a few steps from this marker); Electricity for Streetcars (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Brown’s Island (a few steps from this marker); Manchester & Free Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); R&P Railroad Piers
Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
2. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk
(within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Laboratory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (about 400 feet away); John Jasper (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Brown’s Island. Upcoming events, island history, and directions. (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Richmond & Petersburg Railroad bridge piers. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
3. Richmond & Petersburg Railroad bridge piers.
Haxall Canal along Brown’s Island north bank. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
4. Haxall Canal along Brown’s Island north bank.
James River along Brown’s Island southern shore. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
5. James River along Brown’s Island southern shore.
Nearby Civil War history destinations. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
6. Nearby Civil War history destinations.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
7. Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
8. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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