“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Varina Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Varina Marker
Inscription. The name derives from the resemblance of the tobacco introduced and grown by John Rolfe in 1614 to a variety grown in Varina, Spain. Varina was established as a town in 1680 and became the civil, judicial, and ecclesiastical center of Henrico County. The town became the county seat and included the first courthouse and jail, dunking stool, tavern, ferry, and racetrack, as well as Henrico Parish's church and glebe. In 1752 the county seat was moved to Richmond. The town of Varina was located on the north bank of the James River just east of the present I-295 bridge.
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-33.)
Location. 37° 26.051′ N, 77° 19.729′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Farmers Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Click for map. Located with Action at Osborne's (V-48), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), Henrico (V-29), and Pocahontas (V-28) markers. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Action at Osborne's (here, next to this marker); Proposed First University in English America
Varina Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Varina Marker
Shown with markers Action at Osborne's (V 48), Proposed First University in English America (V 30), Henrico Town (V 29), and Pocahontas (V 28).
(here, next to this marker); Henrico Town (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (here, next to this marker); George Thorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); New Market Heights (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henrico History (about 400 feet away); Battle of New Market Heights (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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