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

Osbornes

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Osbornes Marker
Inscription.  The town of Osbornes was named for Captain Thomas Osborne who settled nearby at Coxendale in 1616. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Osborne's plantation wharf was a tobacco inspection station and local shipping center. Thomas Jefferson, grandfather of the President, was born here in 1677. On April 27, 1781, British General Benedict Arnold destroyed nine ships of the American fleet and burned the town's warehouses and stores. George Washington visited Osbornes in 1791 during a national tour designed to afford citizens the opportunity to see their first national hero.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1727.
 
Location. 37° 22.158′ N, 77° 25.071′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker
Osbornes Marker on Jeff Davis Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Osbornes Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
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is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Osborne Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23831, 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. Farrar's Island (here, next to this marker); Proctor's Creek Fight (approx. 0.8 miles away); Into the "Bottle" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Chester Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Chester Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Halfway House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chester Station Fight (approx. 1.2 miles away); Half-Way House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
 
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 1,148 times since then and 77 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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