Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ross’ Mill Race
David Ross was born in Scotland c. 1739, and came to Virginia in the 1750s. He became a prominent Richmond merchant, tobacco planter, ship owner and operator of one of the largest iron works in the Revolutionary South.
On the occasion of his death in 1817, the "Richmond Enquirer" wrote: "....he was no ordinary man. He was gifted with a mind of extraordinary acuteness. As a Commercial Agent, he greatly befriended this Commonwealth during the struggles of the Revolution, at a time when she most needed assistance. He was a most interesting and a most intelligent companion..."
Location. 37° 31.999′ N, 77° 26.159′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Byrd Street 0.1 miles west of Virginia Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk between Virginia Street and S 12th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Electric Trolley (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Newport Cross / Canal Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Newport Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); James River & Kanawha Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallego Mill Flume (about 300 feet away); The Center of Industry in 18th and 19th Century Richmond (about 300 feet away); Heron Rookery (about 300 feet away); 13th Street Bridge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the right is a "Site plan of the Haxall Crenshaw Mills as surveyed and mapped by E.T.D. Myers, Jr. July, 1894"
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.