Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The view upstream used to include the Embrey Dam, a concret structure built in 1910 that helped generate hydro-electricity for the region and also impounded water for local consumption. When an electrical plant and water impoundments were established elsewhere, the aging dam was demolished. Removal of the Embrey Dam and an 1854 crib dam behind it ended nearly 300 years of river barriers and has facilitated environmental restoration of the riverine ecosystem.
Erected by Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism Office.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fredericksburg: Timeless. series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2004.
Location. 38° 18.954′ N, 77° 28.83′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Village Lane just south of Fall Hill Avenue (County Route 639), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rappahannock River Heritage Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Amoroleck Encounters John Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate and Federal Defenses in May 1863 (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Navigation Canal Becomes a Raceway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Defenses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Defenses in December 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); “Fall Hill” (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Once Promising Canal Becomes a Raceway (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.