Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
…we laid the foundations of two large Citys. One at Shacco’s, to be called Richmond and the other at the point of Appamattux River to be named Petersburgh. …Thus we did not build Castles only, but also Citys in the Air.
Byrd, who had lived and been educated in England, chose the name “Richmond” for his new city because the view of the James from this hill reminded him of the curve of the Thames at Richmond west of London.
Erected 1990 by Church Hill Association.
Location. 37° 31.593′ N, 77° 25.044′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Libby Terrace and North 29th Street, on the right when traveling east on Libby Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The View That Named The City The Navy Yard of the Confederate States (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocketts Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Ship Lock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocketts Landing and Wharf / Confederate Navy Yard / Powhatan’s Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coffer Dams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.