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

Henrico Town

 
 
Henrico Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Henrico Town Marker
Inscription. In 1611, Sir Thomas Dale established the second English settlement in Virginia called Henrico in honor of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of King James I. The town was located four miles southwest on a peninsula of high land on the James River. A ditch was constructed across the neck of land and a fence surrounded the town. "Henricus Citie" contained "three streets of well-framed houses, a handsome church, store houses, a hospital, and watchtowers." After the Anglo-Powhatan War began in 1622 the town was abandoned. Remaining traces of the land associated with the town comprise Henricus Park in Chesterfield County.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-29.)
 
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), Varina (V-33), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), 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
Henrico Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Henrico Town Marker
Shown with markers Action at Osborne's (V-48), Varina (V-33), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), and Pocahontas (V-28).
marker. Action at Osborne's (here, next to this marker); Varina (here, next to this marker); Proposed First University in English America (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.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 54 times this year. 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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