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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sheppard and Baker's Grant

 
 
Sheppard and Baker's Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
1. Sheppard and Baker's Grant Marker
Inscription. The Sheppard's Way subdivision was part of the original 400 acre land grant made to William Sheppard and Richard Baker in 1713. They obtained it through the "Headrights System" by paying for the passage of eight people from England to the Virginia Colony. The Sheppard's descendants lived on this parcel called Meadow Farm until 1993. In 1899, this location was the site of the first Glen Allen School. Elizabeth Holladay, the school's founder and only teacher, taught here until 1901.
 
Erected by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC 7.)
 
Location. 37° 40.228′ N, 77° 31.002′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mountain Road 0.1 miles west of Sheppards Way Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courtney Road Service Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station (about 700 feet away); Meadow Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx.
Sheppard and Baker's Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
2. Sheppard and Baker's Grant Marker
0.4 miles away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Mountain Road (approx. half a mile away); Caboose (approx. 0.6 miles away); Box Car (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 15 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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