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

Warwick

 
 
Warwick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Warwick Marker
Inscription.  Located eight miles downstream from Richmond, Warwick was an important 18th-century James River port and manufacturing center. During the Revolutionary War, Warwick's craftsmen turned out clothing and shoes, and its mills ground flour and meal for the Continental troops stationed at Chesterfield Courthouse. On April 30, 1781, British troops under Benedict Arnold burned the town, destroying ships, warehouses, mills, tannery storehouses, and ropewalks.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1864.
 
Location. 37° 26.289′ N, 77° 26.326′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.4 miles south of Chippenham Parkway (Virginia Route 150), in the median. The marker is located at the Falling Creek Wayside. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Falling Creek Ironworks (here, next to this marker);
Warwick Marker at Falling Creek Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Warwick Marker at Falling Creek Wayside
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Historic Village of Bensley (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Route 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Falling Creek Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron Furnace Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); Cary’s Mill Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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