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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forest Hill Park

 
 
Forest Hill Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. Forest Hill Park Marker
Inscription. This 105-acre site was part of William Byrd III's vast 1700s holdings along the James River. In 1836, Holden Rhodes (1799-1857), noted jurist and early president of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Company, purchased the property, named it Boscobel, and built what is now known as the Stone House. In 1890, the Richmond & Manchester Railway Company established a trolley terminus and an amusement park here called Forest Hill Park. The amusement structures were dismantled in 1932 and the city of Richmond acquired the land in 1934. Depression-era Federal Emergency Relief Act funds paid for renovations to the Stone House and the construction of cobblestone walkways, picnic shelters, and landscape elements.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-60.)
 
Location. 37° 31.069′ N, 77° 28.625′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue (Virginia Route 683) and West 41st Street on Forest Hill Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick William Sievers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gun Emplacement
Forest Hill Ave & W 41st St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. Forest Hill Ave & W 41st St
(approx. 1.3 miles away); First Break Rapids (approx. 1.3 miles away); Headgate Cleaner (approx. 1.3 miles away); Headgate (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quarry Pond (approx. 1.4 miles away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Quarry Equipment (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forest Hill Park. City of Richmond - Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Friends of Forest Hill Park. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
3. The Old Stone House
Virginia Historic Landmark plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
4. Virginia Historic Landmark plaque
This stone was once part of the James River canal. Marker donated by Friends of Forest Hill Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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