Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The first notation of the site being a mineral spring appears on a map in 1810. Later it is referred to as a sulphur spring. The Bloomingdale Land Company most likely had the granite spring house constructed sometime in the 1890s when they had many land improvements made. In 1907, a real estate advertisement appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch showing the park and spring referred to as Spring Park adjacent to a proposed subdivision.
By 1933, it appears that the spring was no longer in use. An affidavit presented to the Henrico County Board of Supervisors showed “that neither the county nor the public has used the spring or park for many years, or at least twenty years, and the spring no longer exists.”
Springs in Virginia were
Map: Virginia Historical Society
Advertisement (inset): Library of Virginia
Erected by County of Henrico.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 37° 35.952′ N, 77° 27.905′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Park Street near Bloomingdale Avenue. This marker is located at the Spring Park Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Park Street, Henrico VA 23228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gabriel’s Rebellion (a few steps from this marker); Young's Spring (about 500 feet Joseph Bryan Park (about 700 feet away); Richmond Defences (approx. ¼ mile away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gabriel’s Insurrection (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the upper left is a drawing of "One of Virginia's Mineral Springs."
Also see . . .
1. Gabriel’s Rebellion. Henrico County (Submitted on November 22, 2009.)
2. Spring Park. Henrico County (Submitted on November 22, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.