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Near Hopewell in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Point of Rocks

 
 
Point of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andy Walker, September 21, 2008
1. Point of Rocks Marker
Inscription.  Point of Rocks is located two miles south on the Appomattox River. In 1608, Captain John Smith wrote abut this high rock cliff which projected out to the channel of the river. Known to all as Point of Rocks, it was severely damaged during a battle between Confederate artillery and Federal gunboats on June 26, 1862. Rock from the point was used to build the wall of the City Point National Cemetery shortly after the Civil War.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1857.
 
Location. 37° 20.111′ N, 77° 19.629′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) 0.1 miles west of Enon Church Road, 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
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as the crow flies. Port Walthall (here, next to this marker); Enon Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Point of Rocks (approx. one mile away); Crimean Ovens (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Point of Rocks (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Strachan House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Point of Rocks Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nurses at Point of Rocks Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Point of Rocks (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Point of Rocks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Point of Rocks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,453 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 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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May. 28, 2023