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

Nine Mile Road

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2012
1. Nine Mile Road Marker
Inscription. First known as New Bridge Road, the name “Nine Mile” comes from the distance between Richmond and Seven Pines ending at Williamsburg Road. In 1888, Richmond City and Seven Pines Railway Company established a route along the road. This line provided city access for Henrico citizens and excursion trains for Richmonders. In 1892, the line was electrified for streetcars two years after developer Edmund Read founded Highland Springs. The federal government purchased the line in 1918 to provide transportation for workers at the WWI powder-bagging plant. In 1920, banker and Sandston namesake, Oliver J. Sands, Sr. bought the streetcar company.
 
Erected 2010 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-32.)
 
Location. 37° 32.479′ N, 77° 22.93′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Nine Mile Road (Virginia Route 33) and Taylor Road, on the right when traveling east on Nine Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dabbs House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dabb House (about 800
Nine Mile Road & Taylor Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2012
2. Nine Mile Road & Taylor Road
feet away); The Burying Ground – For Colored Paupers (approx. half a mile away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Section (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.6 miles away); Williamsburg Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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