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

Short Pump

 
 
Short Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
1. Short Pump Marker
Inscription.  According to legend, just beyond the fork where the Deep Run Turnpike (now Broad Street Road) crossed Three Notched Road (now Three Chopt Road) stood a tavern which was built in 1815. Here, under the rickety old double porch of the rambling frame structure was a short-handled pump. In the days when the tavern was a stage coach stop between Richmond and Charlottesville, the drivers would often say. "I'll see you at Short Pump." Thus originated the name by which the area is now known.
 
Erected 1998 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 37° 39.098′ N, 77° 36.724′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street and Pouncey Tract Road, on the right when traveling west on West Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11500 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. Deep Run School
West Broad Street & Pouncey Tract Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
2. West Broad Street & Pouncey Tract Road
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); "Right arm to partner & Reel" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief Powhatan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Goochland County / Henrico County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  It Truly Was a Short Pump. Richmond.com (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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