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

Joseph Bryan Park

 
 
Joseph Bryan Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 21, 2009
1. Joseph Bryan Park Marker
Inscription. Before becoming a park, this property was part of the Young family's Westbrook estate in the 1700s and later Rosewood, home of the Mordecai family. It was a gathering place for participants in Gabriel's Rebellion in 1800. During the Civil War, Confederate troops camped here. Belle Stewart Bryan purchased this site in 1909 and donated it to the city of Richmond in memory of her husband, Richmond Times publisher Joseph Bryan. The park was designed in the English Naturalistic landscape tradition. It became an auto camp in the 1920s. Federal relief programs in the 1930s resulted in further improvements. In 1952, the city's Parks Superintendent of Grounds and Structures Robert Harvey developed the 17-acre azalea garden, which became a popular tourist attraction.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 57.)
 
Location. 37° 35.865′ N, 77° 28.011′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Hermitage Road (Virginia Route 161) 0.1 miles south of Bryan Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4308 Hermitage Road, Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Hermitage Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 21, 2009
2. Hermitage Road (facing south)
of this marker. Young's Spring (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gabriel’s Rebellion (about 700 feet away); Spring Park (about 700 feet away); Richmond Defences (about 800 feet away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 0.8 miles away); Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 0.9 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Friends of Bryan Park. (Submitted on November 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Joseph Bryan Park (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USCharity & Public WorkHorticulture & ForestryWar, US Civil
 
Joseph Bryan Park Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 21, 2009
3. Joseph Bryan Park Gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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