Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Downtown Richmond Millsites
HOLLYWOOD: A flour mill was operating by 1800. Canal water powered a paper mill beginning in 1887, and a 2,100 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1940 to 1972. River water powered a City hydroelectric plant until 1986.
TREDEGAR: Canal water powered a flour mill by 1801, the Armory by 1802, and Tredegar Iron Works beginning in 1837.
BASIN RACE: Basin water supplied a mill race which powered a paper mill beginning in 1834.
GALLEGO MILLS: Basin water powered flour mills beginning in 1834.
HAXALL MILLS: River water powered Rossís Mill by 1788. Haxall Canal water powered flour mills from 1809 to 1894, and an 8,800 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1901 to 1968.
BELLE ISLE: River water powered an iron works by 1848, and filled a basin which powered a 3,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1914 to 1965.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Mill Canal was open by 1804, and powered a series of mills: in 1895, two paper mills, acorn mill, and a flour mill; and from 1925 to 1965 a 1,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant.
Location. 37° 32.235′ N, 77° 26.332′ W. Marker is in Richmond Click for map. This marker is located along the Dominion Building plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 East Cary Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Basin Race (here, next to this marker); Kanawha Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Evacuation of Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Evacuation Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Turning Basin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond Evacuation Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On top is a map showing the site of Richmond mills.
Also see . . . James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.