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

Maidens, Virginia

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2015
1. Maidens, Virginia Marker
Inscription. This area was most likely first named for "Maiden's Adventure Farm," a nearby estate mentioned in the 1755 will of John Fleming. By 1824, construction of the James River and Kanawha Canal reached Maidens Adventure.In 1825 the Maidens Adventure Dam was built to raise the water levels of the James River. Cliffs along the upper side of the James prevented building a towpath and canal. The Dam created a pond some four miles long. The towpath followed the shore line along the upper side of the pond. After the arrival of the railroad in 1880, the Maidens Adventure Hotel was built to serve passengers on the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad. The William Tucker family bought and operated the Hotel, a general store and a post office in 1896. The first bridge was built at this location across the James River in 1914. Maidens is now primarily recognized as a post office serving addresses in three counties.
 
Erected by Friends of Goochland Parks, Dominon Resources, and the Goochland County Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 40.069′ N, 77° 53.049′ W. Marker is in Maidens, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of Maidens Road (U.S. 522) and Maidens Loop, on the right when traveling south on Maidens Road
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By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2015
2. Maidens, Virginia Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maidens VA 23102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx. mile away); Early Transportation on the James River (approx. mile away); Michaux Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Beaverdam Episcopal Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maidens.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 8, 2015
3. Maidens, Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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