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Haxall Headgates

 
 
Haxall Headgates Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
1. Haxall Headgates Marker
Inscription. One of Richmond's early canals began as a millrace, built by David Ross in 1789.

When the Ross Mill was acquired by the Haxall family in 1809, the race became known as the Haxall Canal.

Before the American Revolution, Samuel Overton built a mill on rocks in the James River. In 1789, David Ross purchased this property and, to power his mill, dug a new waterway. This later became a canal that extended from 12th Street to headgates here at Tredegar Iron Works.
 
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
 
Location. 37° 32.069′ N, 77° 26.676′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tredegar Street and South 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk at Brown's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belle Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Days in April 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Reid Anderson (within shouting
Haxall Headgates and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
2. Haxall Headgates and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
distance of this marker); Tredegar Iron Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (about 300 feet away); Southern Firepower (about 300 feet away); The Gun Foundry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmondís Historic Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James River and Kanawha Canal Historic District. National Park Service (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Haxall Headgates and the James River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 25, 2009
3. Haxall Headgates and the James River
Haxall Headgates image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
4. Haxall Headgates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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