Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Flood of 1771
Erected 2003 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-20.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
Location. 37° 24.369′ N, 77° 16.167′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Curles Neck Road, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engagement at Malvern Cliffs (here, next to this marker); Turkey Island (here, next to this marker); Turkey Island Mansion (here, next to this marker); James Crewes (a few steps from this marker); Captain Thomas Harris (approx. 0.4 miles away); Curles Neck and Bremo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. half a mile away); Malvern Cliffs (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Flood Marker of 1771. (PDF) The flood is also marked by an obelisk, just southwest of Route 5 (37° 23' 44.00" N, 77° 15' 28.00" W). (Submitted on July 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Photographs from Turkey Island. One of the photos on this page is of the 13 foot obelisk commemorating the “Calamitous Flood of 1771.” (Submitted on October 30, 2008.)
3. Memorial to a Flood . . . Almost Forgotten. Richmond Then and Now - Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 10, 1950. (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,105 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the stone monument to the flood (see link). • Can you help?