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

Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed

 
 
Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
1. Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed Marker
Inscription. This railroad bed carried coal from the Deep Run and Springfield Coal Pits, two miles to the northeast of here, during the nineteenth century. The line ran south for about six miles to the now abandoned Kanawha Canal on the James River. From there, the coal was transported to Richmond for domestic and industrial use.
 
Erected 1996 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC 4.)
 
Location. 37° 37.521′ N, 77° 35.162′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Ridgefield Parkway 0.4 miles west of Gaskins Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in Deep Run Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9910 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico VA 23233, 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 Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tommy Edwards (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Deep Run School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Short Pump (approx. 2.3 miles away); Virginia Home for Boys (approx. 2.4 miles away); Skipwith Academy (approx. 3.3 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
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Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
2. Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (facing north)
Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
3. Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (facing south)
Deep Run Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 7, 2010
4. Deep Run Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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