Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
— Opened May, 1975 —
actured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, "No. 44" first opened in 1917 at Riverside park in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1938 the ride was sold to Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, then came to Kings Dominion in 1973 during park construction.
"Carrousel" with two R's is the original spelling of this word.
The Carrousel still operates on the original Auchy Friction Drive, a device patented in 1969.
The ride features 66 hand-carved boxwood horses, of which 16 are stationary and 50 are "jumpers".
One of the original horses is in the Smithsonian Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 37° 50.258′ N, 77° 26.703′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kings Dominion Boulevard (Virginia Route 30) and Theme Park Way. Marker is located within the Kings Dominion theme park, next to the Carrousel ride. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (a few steps from this marker); The Shockwave (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blue Ridge Tollway (about 500 feet away); Water Works (about 600 feet away); The Wave Swinger (about 600 feet away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.