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

Fort Henry

 
 
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Fort Henry Marker
Inscription.  Four blocks north is the traditional site of Fort Henry, established under the Act of 1645. In 1646 the fort was leased by Abraham Wood. From it, in 1650, Wood and Edmund Bland set out on an exploring expedition; and, in 1671, Batts and Fallam on the first expedition known to have crossed the Appalachian Mountains. The fort was garrsioned again in 1675, with Peter Jones as commander.
 
Erected 1932 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission for the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1645.
 
Location. 37° 13.52′ N, 77° 24.95′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North South Street and West Washington Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south on North South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Corner of N South St & W Washington St. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Corner of N South St & W Washington St.
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distance of this marker. Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee (approx. Ό mile away); Joseph Cotten (approx. Ό mile away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Folly Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Methodist Meeting House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bishop Payne Divinity School (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 26, 2022