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Sandston in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sandston

 
 
Sandston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
1. Sandston Marker
Inscription. In 1918 as World War I ended, the Seven Pines Bag Loading Plant #3, used for gun powder packing, was dismantled. The federal government sold 600 acres of land, the electric car line, remaining plant buildings, and 230 Aladdin houses, that were erected for plant workers, to the Richmond-Fairfield Railway Company, organized by Oliver J. Sands. The Aladdin Company of Bay City, Michigan was the first company to offer in the United States kit houses with precut, numbered pieces. In 1921 Sands announced the houses were for sale in Fairfield Village. In Sand’s honor the residents petitioned to change the name to Sandston.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 2-a.)
 
Location. 37° 31.402′ N, 77° 19.029′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of West Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) and Pickett Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Williamsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield of Seven Pines (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines
W Williamsburg Rd & Pickett Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. W Williamsburg Rd & Pickett Ave
(about 600 feet away); McClellan’s First Line (about 600 feet away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. ¼ mile away); Seven Pines (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Day at Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .  The history of Sandston. The Springer Connection (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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