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Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Osborne Landing

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Osborne Landing Marker
Inscription.  Osborne Landing was located near here along the north bank of the James River across from the Village of Osborne in Chesterfield County. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries a ferry operated nearby and the landing was a regular stopping point for commercial vessels until around World War I. The Osborne Turnpike, which connected here with its south of the James segment, was among the earliest artificial roads in the United States. It remained the shortest route from Richmond to Petersburg until 1824, when the Manchester and Petersburg Turnpike was completed. Near here also was the site of the Revolutionary Naval Battle of April 27, 1781 between British General Benedict Arnold and American troops.
 
Erected 2007 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-25.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 24.076′ N, 77° 23.193′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker
Osborne Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Osborne Landing Marker
can be reached from Osborne Turnpike 0.3 miles north of Kingsland Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the river bank at Osborne Park & Boat Landing. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9680 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico VA 23231, 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. Naval Assault at Drewry’s Bluff (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Osborne Landing (here, next to this marker); Curvy Course (within shouting distance of this marker); Empty Victory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Hoke: Empty Victory (approx. 1.2 miles away); Guns of Fort Brady (approx. 1˝ miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Powder Magazine (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,624 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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