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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.  
Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 By Col. J. Nicholas

(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.
 
Location. 37° 33.276′ N, 77° 28.397′ W. Marker is in Richmond, 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
South and West Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. South and West Face
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); 10 N. Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Six North Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1 North Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,990 times since then and 5 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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