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

Henrico Town

 
 
Henrico Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Henrico Town Marker
Inscription. In 1611, Sir Thomas Dale established the second English settlement in Virginia called Henrico in honor of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of King James I. The town was located four miles southwest on a peninsula of high land on the James River. A ditch was constructed across the neck of land and a fence surrounded the town. "Henricus Citie" contained "three streets of well-framed houses, a handsome church, store houses, a hospital, and watchtowers." After the Anglo-Powhatan War began in 1622 the town was abandoned. Remaining traces of the land associated with the town comprise Henricus Park in Chesterfield County.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-29.)
 
Location. 37° 26.123′ N, 77° 19.74′ 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), Varina (V-33), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), 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
Henrico Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Henrico Town Marker
Shown with markers Action at Osborne's (V-48), Varina (V-33), Proposed First University in English America (V-30), and Pocahontas (V-28).
marker. Pocahontas (here, next to this marker); Henrico History (here, next to this marker); Proposed First University in English America (a few steps from this marker); Varina (a few steps from this marker); Action at Osborne's (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. Notable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Henrico Town Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2017
3. Henrico Town 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 1,185 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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