Near Dutch Gap in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Citie of Henricus
Free enterprise had its beginnings in the New World on this site in 1611. Sir Thomas Dale, following orders from the London Company to "find a more beautiful place," moved westward from Jamestown and built a town out of the wilderness.
The "Citie of Henricus" is a living museum for the world to learn of the hardships sustained and the opportunities found in the establishment of the free New World. The Henricus Foundation thanks those who made Henricus Historical Park a reality.
Erected by The Henricus Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1611.
Location. 37° 22.444′ N, 77° 21.741′ W. Marker is near Dutch Gap, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Henricus Park Road, 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 341 Henricus Park Rd, Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chief Opechancanouch (a few steps from this John N. Pastore, D.D.S. (a few steps from this marker); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Farrar's Island (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ill-Fated Friendship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Join the Adventure (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dutch Gap.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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