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

"Right arm to partner & Reel"

The Virginia Reel

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2021
1. Right arm to partner & Reel” Marker
Inscription.  It was simple. Elegant. And a favorite of George Washington. It came from an old English country dance that had first been published by Sir Roger de Coverley in 1685. By the 1800s, it was spinning through schoolhouses and barns across America. Because everyone could participate in this familiar reel, it was usually reserved for the final dance of the night. Even today, the last dance still belongs to Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1685.
 
Location. 37° 39.314′ N, 77° 37.055′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Broad Street (U.S. 250) and Lauderdale Drive, on the right when traveling west. Located at an east entrance to Short Pump Town Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11824 W Broad St, Henrico VA 23233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Powhatan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Short Pump (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deep Run School
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By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2021
2. Right arm to partner & Reel” Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Springfield School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Sir Roger De Coverley image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2021
3. Sir Roger De Coverley
Traditional English country dance tune and origin of the Virginia Reel
Virginia Reel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, October 3, 2021
4. Virginia Reel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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