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

Henricopolis

 
 
Town of Henricopolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Town of Henricopolis Marker
Inscription.  
The Colonial Dames
Of America in the
State of Virginia
A.D. 1910
Erect this monument on the site
Of the Town of Henricopolis
To commemorate the college
And university which on
May 26, 1619.
The Virginia Company of
London decreed should
Be established here.

 
Erected 1910 by Colonial Dames of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1619.
 
Location. 37° 22.577′ N, 77° 21.602′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Henricus Park Road 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road. The marker is located in Henricus Historical Park 300 yards north of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lightkeeper’s House (a few steps from this marker); The Church of Henricopolis
Town of Henricopolis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Town of Henricopolis Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Henricus Historical Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Gap Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); USCTs At Dutch Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Changes Over Time (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henricus Historical Park. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Henricopolis, America's First College. Richmond Then and Now (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Henricopolis Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Henricopolis Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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