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Highland Springs in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highland Springs

 
 
Highland Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
1. Highland Springs Marker
Inscription.  One of Richmond's earliest streetcar suburbs, Highland Springs was founded in 1890 by Edmund Sewell Read, a wealthy real estate developer from Winthrop, Mass. He named the community for the relatively high altitude and natural springs that suited his ailing wife. Read subdivided 1,000 acres into lots and named the streets alphabetically after his favorite flora, such as Daisy, Elm, and Fern. The Seven Pines Railway Company, chartered in 1888, operated from Church Hill in Richmond east to Seven Pines National Cemetery. One of the stops was located nearby on Oak Avenue.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-138.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 37° 32.67′ N, 77° 19.576′ W. Marker is in Highland Springs, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of East Nine Mile
E Nine Mile Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. E Nine Mile Road (facing east)
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Road (Virginia Route 33) and North Juniper Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Nine Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 E Nine Mile Rd, Henrico VA 23075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Locomotive Club of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away); Second Day at Seven Pines (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fair Oaks Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1½ miles away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. 1½ miles away); Sandston (approx. 1½ miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The history of Highland Springs. The Springer Connection (Submitted on November 26, 2009.) 

2. You've Missed the Last Trolley: Just Waiting for a Street Car?. Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 27, 1949. Richmond Then and Now. (Submitted on November 26, 2009.) 
 
E Nine Mile Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
3. E Nine Mile Road (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Dec. 6, 2022