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

Bermuda Hundred

Bermuda Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andy Walker, September 21, 2008
1. Bermuda Hundred Marker
Inscription.  A mile north, on the site of an important Appamatuck Indian village, Sir Thomas Dale established Bermuda Hundred in 1613. The hundred was a traditional English jurisdiction of one hundred families. Dale, the deputy governor and marshal of Virginia, founded an incorporated town and the first system of private land-tenure in English America there between 1611 and 1614. Bermuda Hundred was an official port of entry on the James River in the 1700's, with its own customhouse and inspectors. Benedict Arnold headquartered there briefly during the Revolutionary War. In 1864-1865, during the Civil War, the Federal Army of the James commanded by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, had its base of operations there.
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-202.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
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War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1613.
Location. 37° 19.182′ N, 77° 18.411′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Randolph (here, next to this marker); Opposunoquonuske (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Thomas Lygon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (approx. ¾ mile away); Weston Manor (approx. ¾ mile away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.1 miles away); City Point National Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Bermuda Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Bermuda Hundred Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,270 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2023