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

Drewry’s Bluff

 
 
Drewry's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Drewry's Bluff Marker
Inscription.  A mile east is Drewry's Bluff, James River fortification of Richmond, 1862-1865. Earthworks remain.
 
Erected 1934 by Commission on Conservation and Development. (Marker Number S-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNatural FeaturesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 37° 25.626′ N, 77° 26.339′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Gwynn Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moore's Brick Cottage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Falling Creek Iron Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Route 1
Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Village of Bensley (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Route 1 (approx. ¾ mile away); Falling Creek Stone Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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