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

Pocahontas State Park

 
 
Pocahontas State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. Pocahontas State Park Marker
Inscription. This park of 7604 acres was originally known as the Swift Creek Recreational Area. Its purchase in 1934 and subsequent development by the federal government were with the understanding that eventually the State would accept and maintain the property, incorporating it into its Park System. On June 6, 1946 the Virginia Conservation Commission dedicated the park, naming it for the Indian princess Pocahontas.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number S 16.)
 
Location. 37° 21.933′ N, 77° 34.349′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Road (Virginia Route 655) and State Park Road on Beach Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386 (approx. half a mile away); CCC Camp Site (approx. half a mile away); Dividends for the Future (approx. 1.5 miles away); Apostles of Religious Liberty (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chesterfield Court House
Beach Rd & State Park Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. Beach Rd & State Park Rd
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Chesterfield County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Magnolia Grange (approx. 3.7 miles away); Piney Grove Church Meeting Site (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pocahontas State Park. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Friends of Pocahontas State Park. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentHorticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
 
 
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 904 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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