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

Short Pump

 
 
Short Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
1. Short Pump Marker
Inscription. According to legend, just beyond the fork where the Deep Run Turnpike (now Broad Street Road) crossed Three Notched Road (now Three Chopt Road) stood a tavern which was built in 1815. Here, under the rickety old double porch of the rambling frame structure was a short-handled pump. In the days when the tavern was a stage coach stop between Richmond and Charlottesville, the drivers would often say. "I'll see you at Short Pump." Thus originated the name by which the area is now known.
 
Erected 1998 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-10.)
 
Location. 37° 39.098′ N, 77° 36.724′ W. Marker is in Short Pump, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street and Pouncey Tract Road, on the right when traveling west on West Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deep Run School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church
West Broad Street & Pouncey Tract Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 10, 2009
2. West Broad Street & Pouncey Tract Road
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm (approx. 3.4 miles away); Tommy Edwards (approx. 3.5 miles away); Coal Pit School (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. It Truly Was a Short Pump. Richmond.com (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Short Pump Tavern. Downtown Short Pump (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. The Story of Short Pump. Downtown Short Pump (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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