Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Defenses of Richmond
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-139.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
Location. 37° 29.362′ N, 77° 20.553′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Richmond Airport Connector Road south of Seven Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 7 Hills Blvd, Henrico VA 23231, 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. 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 Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Eastern Henrico History. Pocahontas 895 (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, 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 Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.