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Chamberlayne Industrial Center in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baconís Quarter

 
 
Bacon's Quarter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
1. Bacon's Quarter Marker
Inscription.  Nathaniel Bacon (1647–1676), leader of Baconís Rebellion, acquired land in 1674 at Curles Neck in Henrico County and property near the falls on the north side of the James River that became known as Baconís Quarter in what is now present-day Richmond. Baconís Quarter, located nearby, was run by an overseer and likely contained a trading post. Baconís Quarter Branch was a small stream that ran through the tract and one time flowed from approximately the Boulevard meandering eastward into Shockoe Creek. Bacon died of dysentery in 1676, while leading a rebellion against the Virginia government and Governor Sir William Berkeley.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1674.
 
Location. 37° 33.345′ N, 77° 26.513′ 
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W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Chamberlayne Industrial Center. Marker is on Chamberlayne Avenue (U.S. 301) 0.3 miles north of Interstate 95, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Sidney Gilpin (approx. ľ mile away); Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richmondís First African American Police Officers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leigh Street Armory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with this number from the late 1920s or early 1930s entitled “Baconís Plantation” located at approximately this same place. It read “In 1676 this region was Baconís ĎĎQuarteríí, or plantation, the property of Nathaniel Bacon, who headed a rebellion that was a forerunner of the Revolution.” The original marker had been missing for many decades. —Ed.
 
Marker along Chamberlayne Avenue (US 301) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
2. Marker along Chamberlayne Avenue (US 301)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,982 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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