Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The curved shaped rocks are the result of silt in the river grinding down the granite. Flat and sharp-edged rocks (seen at low water levels) are a result of former quarrying operations. Some curb and cobblestones downtown probably came from here.
The white water is a result of river current falling back up stream after it goes over a rock. It can be easily seen in the small riffles below you. Can you also find the miniature V-shaped tongues of smooth water that mark the entrances to even tiny rapids?
Funded by a donation to the J.R.P. Fund by Blue Ridge Mt. Sports
Erected by James River Park System.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 37° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native American Fishing (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarry Equipment (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (about 600 feet away); Ironworks Oil House (about 600 feet away); Canons and Corpses (about 600 feet away); Cannon over the Camp (about 700 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 800 feet away); Quarry Pond (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 417 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.