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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arnold’s Picket Driven In

 
 
Arnold's Picket Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Arnold's Picket Marker
Inscription.  
(south face)
Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 By Col. J. Nicholas

(brass tablet on base below south face)
This pylon, re-created in granite and containing a replica of the original 1834 inscription, was re-dedicated April 17, 1991, by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia

(west face)
The central pylon was erected about 1834 to mark the site in this vicinity where Benedict Arnold’s attack during the Revolution was repulsed. Re-erected 1948 by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia

(east face)
The original inscription read: “Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 by Col. J. Nicholas”
 
Erected 1834 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 33.276′ N, 77° 28.397′ W. Marker is in Richmond,
South and West Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. South and West Face
Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Avenue and North Mulberry Street, on the right when traveling west on Grove Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Lane (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 101 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard (about 500 feet away); 21 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard (about 600 feet away); 19 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard (about 600 feet away); Rumors of War (about 700 feet away); 10 N. Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Six North Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1 North Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New River Notes. The Destruction of Richmond, Virginia, January 5 and 6, 1781 (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
South Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
3. South Face
West Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
4. West Face
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
5. East Face
Grove Avenue & North Mulberry Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
6. Grove Avenue & North Mulberry Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,068 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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