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Near Hopewell in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Port Walthall

 
 
Port Walthall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andy Walker, September 21, 2008
1. Port Walthall Marker
Inscription. Port Walthall, which stood on the banks of the Appomattox River several miles to the south, was a major shipping and passenger embarkation point prior to the Civil War. The railroad tracks leading to the port were melted down to manufacture Confederate cannon.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-22.)
 
Location. 37° 20.114′ N, 77° 19.633′ W. Marker is near Hopewell, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) 0.1 miles west of Enon Church Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point of Rocks (here, next to this marker); Enon Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Point of Rocks (approx. one mile away); The Strachan House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Thomas Lygon (approx. 1 miles away); Opposunoquonuske (approx. 1 miles away); Mary Randolph (approx. 1 miles away); Bermuda Hundred (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Port Walthall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Port Walthall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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