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

Varina

 
 
Varina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Varina Marker
Inscription. The name derives from the resemblance of the tobacco introduced and grown by John Rolfe in 1614 to a variety grown in Varina, Spain. Varina was established as a town in 1680 and became the civil, judicial, and ecclesiastical center of Henrico County. The town became the county seat and included the first courthouse and jail, dunking stool, tavern, ferry, and racetrack, as well as Henrico Parish's church and glebe. In 1752 the county seat was moved to Richmond. The town of Varina was located on the north bank of the James River just east of the present I-295 bridge.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-33.)
 
Location. 37° 26.115′ N, 77° 19.742′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Farmers Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Touch for map. Located with Action at Osborne's (V-48), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), Henrico (V-29), and Pocahontas (V-28) markers. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Action at Osborne's (here, next to this marker); Proposed First University in English America
Varina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Varina Marker
Shown with markers Action at Osborne's (V 48), Proposed First University in English America (V 30), Henrico Town (V 29), and Pocahontas (V 28).
(here, next to this marker); Henrico History (a few steps from this marker); Henrico Town (a few steps from this marker); Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); New Market Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); George Thorpe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Four Mile Creek Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. AgricultureChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable PlacesPolitical Subdivisions
 
Varina Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2017
3. Varina Marker (relocated)
Varina Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2017
4. Varina Marker (relocated)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,564 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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