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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glen Allen

 
 
Glen Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Glen Allen Marker
Inscription.  Called Mountain Road Crossing when rail service began in 1836, the settlement which came to be known as Glen Allen took its name from the homestead of a local landowner, Mrs. Benjamin Allen. Its most noted resident was Captain John Cussons, a native Englishman, Confederate scout, author, and entrepreneur. Cussons made his residence here after the Civil War and founded a successful printing company. Later he built a fashionable resort hotel known as Forest Lodge adjacent to the railroad tracks.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 37° 39.965′ N, 77° 30.388′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road and Hamilton Road, on the left when traveling west on Mountain Road. Touch for map
Glen Allen facing west on Mountain Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Glen Allen facing west on Mountain Road.
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. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mountain Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Cussons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Lodge Belvedere (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glen Allen School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walkerton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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