Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Defenses of Richmond
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-139.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 29.362′ N, 77° 20.553′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Richmond Airport Connector Road south of Seven Hills Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of 1862 Peninsula Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Lee vs. Grant (a few steps from this marker); Fort Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1.1 miles away); Second Battle of Fair Oaks (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
Also see . . .
1. Eastern Henrico History. Pocahontas 895 (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Richmond Fortifications (Google Maps). The inner line just outside the war-time city limits consisted of 17 numbered "star" forts and seven outworks. (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.