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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Goochland County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Goochland County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Goochland County, VA (35) Chesterfield County, VA (225) Cumberland County, VA (27) Fluvanna County, VA (29) Hanover County, VA (278) Henrico County, VA (331) Louisa County, VA (43) Powhatan County, VA (29)  GoochlandCounty(35) Goochland County (35)  ChesterfieldCounty(225) Chesterfield County (225)  CumberlandCounty(27) Cumberland County (27)  FluvannaCounty(29) Fluvanna County (29)  HanoverCounty(278) Hanover County (278)  HenricoCounty(331) Henrico County (331)  LouisaCounty(43) Louisa County (43)  PowhatanCounty(29) Powhatan County (29)
Goochland is the county seat for Goochland County
Adjacent to Goochland County, Virginia
      Chesterfield County (225)  
      Cumberland County (27)  
      Fluvanna County (29)  
      Hanover County (278)  
      Henrico County (331)  
      Louisa County (43)  
      Powhatan County (29)  
 
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1Virginia, Goochland County, Crozier — First Union School
On Old Mill Road, 0.2 miles east of Cardwell Road (Virginia Route 670), on the right when traveling west.
First Union School has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register 1926Map (db m170080) HM
2Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Beaverdam Episcopal Church
On Fairground Road, on the right when traveling east.
288 Yards south is the site of the Second Episcopal Church in Goochland County. Built before 1764, this church was in use until about 1861. William Douglas of Scotland was the rector until 1777. Among other rectors were Charles Hopkins and Richard . . . Map (db m9221) HM
3Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-35 — Bolling Hall
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Rock Castle Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Bolling Hall, to the south, was built in the late 18th century for William Bolling on land patented by his grandfather in 1714. Col. Bolling served as a county justice, militia officer, and legislator, and founded a pioneer school there for the . . . Map (db m18354) HM
4Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-36 — Bolling Island
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Rock Castle Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Bolling Island mansion, overlooking an island of that name, stands at a bend of the James River to the south. John Bolling purchased the land in 1717. Begun about 1771, the house was completed in the late 1830s by Thomas Bolling, son of Col. William . . . Map (db m18355) HM
5Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Brightly
On River Road West (U.S. 522) 0.1 miles north of Virginia Route 329, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places August 16, 2006 and registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark June 8, 2006Map (db m170081) HM
6Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-55 — Byrd Presbyterian Church
On Dogtown Road (Virginia Route 614) 0.1 miles north of Old Stage Road (Virginia Route 602), on the right when traveling north.
Byrd Presbyterian Church's congregation is descended from worshipers, organized by theologian and future Princeton University president Samuel Davies at Tucker Woodson's farm in 1748. By 1759 the group had its own building on Byrd Creek. In 1838 . . . Map (db m27105) HM
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7Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Confederate Memorial
On River Road West (U.S. 522) at Marsh Drive, on the right when traveling north on River Road West.
To the glorious memory of the Confederate soldiers of Goochland County 1861 - 1865. "Lest we forget" Map (db m170096) WM
8Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-27 — Dahlgren's Cavalry Raid
On River Road, 0.1 miles west of Hillpoint Road, on the right when traveling west.
In February 1864 a young Union officer, Col. Ulric Dahlgren, joined with Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick to raid Richmond and free Federal prisoners of war. They planned for Kilpatrick's men to attack the city's northern defenses while Dahlgren . . . Map (db m18351) HM
9Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-14 — Dahlgren's Raid
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Here Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, Union cavalryman, coming from the north, turned east. Dahlgren, who acted in concert with Kilpatrick, left Stevensburg, Culpeper County, on February 28, 1864, and moved toward the James River, tearing up the Virginia . . . Map (db m18350) HM
10Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-11 — Dungeness
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Rock Castle Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Seven miles south once stood Dungeness, built about 1730 by Isham Randolph (1685-1742) who was the grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, and of James Pleasants, Governor of Virginia. Sea captain, merchant and planter, . . . Map (db m18353) HM
11Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-5 — Elk Hill
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Elk Hill Road (Virginia Route 608), on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Two miles south is Elk Hill, once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Lord Cornwallis made his headquarters there, June 7-15, 1781; this was the western limit of his invasion. On June 15 he turned eastward, leaving the place pillaged and carrying off slaves.Map (db m31605) HM
12Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-59 — First Baptist ChurchManakin
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Manakin Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
Organized as Dover Mines Church about 1863, First Baptist Church, Manakin is one of the oldest African American churches in Goochland County. Its members separated from Dover Baptist Church. Initially conducting their services at different sites, . . . Map (db m18366) HM
13Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-51 — George's Tavern Crossroads
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Hadensville Fife Road, on the right when traveling east on River Road West.
In 1792 Captain William George (1760-1827), a veteran of the Revolutionary War, established near this site on River Road an ordinary which stood until about 1900. During the campaign of 1781, General Von Steuben crossed the James River at . . . Map (db m18356) HM
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14Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Goochland County CourthouseWelcome
Near River Road West (U.S. 522) at Courthouse Circle, on the right when traveling north.
At the time Goochland was formed from Henrico County in 1728, the county was much larger than it currently is. With land on both sides of the James River, the courthouse was placed close to a ferry crossing. The goal was to have the court within a . . . Map (db m170083) HM
15Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Goochland County Courthouse
Near River Road West (U.S. 522) at Marsh Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The Goochland Court House survives as one of the better preserved and most beautiful Roman Revival or Jeffersonian court houses of Piedmont Virginia. As a shelter for local democracy, the county court house provided the perfect . . . Map (db m170091) HM
16Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-9 — Goochland County Courthouse
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) 0.1 miles east of Scott Road, on the right when traveling west.
The present courthouse is the fourth to serve the county and the second to occupy this site. The building was erected in 1826 by Valentine Parrish, a Cumberland builder, and Dabney Cosby, a skilled Staunton brickmason who had worked for Thomas . . . Map (db m18371) HM
17Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-10 — Goochland Courthouse
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) 0.1 miles east of Scott Road, on the right when traveling west.
Near here the ancient trail used by the Iroquois Indians in their raids crossed James River. This trail later became the main north-south road through Virginia. In 1781, Lord Cornwallis, in his invasion of Virginia, marched by this point and his . . . Map (db m18375) HM
18Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Goochland's Courthouse Square
On River Road West (U.S. 522) at Marsh Drive, on the right when traveling north on River Road West.
The new courthouse was this day received by William Miller, G. Woodson Payne, and myself as Commissioners for the County. An elegant and excellent building erected by Dabney Cosby and Valentine Parrish…and the court sat in it, . . . Map (db m170095) HM
19Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Goochland's Jail
Near River Road West (U.S. 522) at Courthouse Circle, on the right when traveling north.
By the 1820s localities began to replace their old jails with larger, more secure masonry buildings. Goochland was no exception. This jail, circa 1825, has withstood burning three times—twice by prisoners and once by Union troops in . . . Map (db m170086) HM
20Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-20 — Huguenot Settlement
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) 0.2 miles east of Boscobel Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1700-1701, Huguenots (French Protestant refugees) settled in this region on land provided to them by the Virginia colony. The Huguenot settlement, known as "Manakin Town" centered at the former site of a Monacan Indian town, located south of the . . . Map (db m18363) HM
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21Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — In Memory of All VeteransPost 215 — Dedicated November 11, 1998 —
On River Road West (U.S. 522) at Marsh Drive, on the right when traveling north on River Road West.
In honor of the men and women who proudly served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States of America
Turn back your thoughts this evening tide, To the thousands of of buddies who fought and died, they lie asleep . . . Map (db m170087) WM
22Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-17 — James Pleasants
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Hunters Woods, on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
James Pleasants was born on 24 Oct. 1769 at his home, Contention, located two miles south. A Quaker, Pleasants served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1796 to 1810, and in 1803 was elected its clerk. He sat in the United States House of . . . Map (db m18369) HM
23Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — Old Clerk's Office
On River Road West (U.S. 522) at Marsh Drive, on the right when traveling north on River Road West.
The law (passed by the General Assembly in 1792) called for the construction of a fireproof clerk's office on the courthouse grounds of every county. It required that each clerk reside within the county or corporation in which he . . . Map (db m170090) HM
24Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-18 — Sabot Hill
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Sabot Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West.
It was named for Sabot Island, supposed to resemble a wooden shoe. Sabot Hill was the home of James A. Seddon, member of Congress and Confederate Secretary of War, 1862-65, who built the house in 1855. It was visited by Dahlgren in his raid, March . . . Map (db m18352) HM
25Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-12 — Second Union School
On Hadensville-Fife Road (Virginia Route 606) north of Chimney Springs Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Second Union School, which operated until 1959 is the oldest-surviving of the 10 Rosenwald schools built in Goochland County. The African American community and Goochland County contributed funds to the building. Constructed in 1918, the building is . . . Map (db m31607) HM
26Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-70 — The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at State Farm Road, on the right when traveling east on River Road West.
In 1936 famed folklorist John A. Lomax visited the Virginia State Prison Farm here and at the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond. Working for the Library of Congress's Archive of Folk Song, Lomax canvassed southern prisons in search of . . . Map (db m18368) HM
27Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — The Lock-Keeper's House
On Cedar Point Road (Route 630) 0.7 miles south of River Road West (Virginia Route 6), on the right when traveling west.
The Lock-Keeper's House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1836 The Lock-Keeper's House has been registered a Virginia Historic . . . Map (db m170099) HM
28Virginia, Goochland County, Goochland — SA-22 — William Webber
On River Road West (Virginia Route 6) at Manakin Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Reported missing.
Three miles north are the home site and grave of William Webber, pastor of Dover Baptist Church, 1773-1808. As an early Baptist leader before the Revolution, he was imprisoned in the jails of Chesterfield and Middlesex. He aided in organizing the . . . Map (db m18365) HM
29Virginia, Goochland County, Henrico — SA-24 — Tuckahoe
On River Road (Virginia Route 650) 0.2 miles west of Blair Road (Route 649), on the left when traveling west.
Perhaps the oldest frame residence on James River west of Richmond, Tuckahoe was begun about 1715 by Thomas Randolph. The little schoolhouse still stands here where Thomas Jefferson began his childhood studies. Famous guests here have included . . . Map (db m25625) HM
30Virginia, Goochland County, Maidens — Early Transportation on the James River
Near Maidens Loop west of Maidens Road (U.S. 522), on the left when traveling west.
The James River has served as a major water highway since before the settlement of Jamestown. As early as 1728, Atkinson’s Ferry transported people and goods across the river. Today, Maidens Bridge is located not far away from where the ferry . . . Map (db m86895) HM
31Virginia, Goochland County, Maidens — Maidens Adventure Hotel
Near Maidens Loop west of Maidens Road (U.S. 522), on the left when traveling west.
The Hotel, built before 1881, served canal boat passengers on the James River and Kanawha Canal and later railway passengers on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad which was built along much of the canal's tow path. In 1896 Annie and William T. Tucker . . . Map (db m86894) HM
32Virginia, Goochland County, Maidens — Maidens, Virginia
On Maidens Road (U.S. 522) at Maidens Loop, on the right when traveling south on Maidens Road.
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 . . . Map (db m86893) HM
33Virginia, Goochland County, Oilville — V-18 — Reuben Ford
On Broad Street Road (U.S. 250) at Shallow Well Road (Virginia Route 654), on the right when traveling west on Broad Street Road.
A mile north are the home and grave of Reuben Ford, pastor of Goochland Baptist Church, 1771-1823. He was an advocate of equal religious rights for all, a leader in securing separation of church and state in Virginia.Map (db m27104) HM
34Virginia, Goochland County, Oilville — Virginia's Center of PopulationCensus 2000
On Broad Street Road (U.S. 250) at Perkinsville Road (Virginia Route 635), on the right when traveling west on Broad Street Road.
This survey monument, set in April 2002, marks an offset to the symbolic center of population for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The center of population is the point where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the state would balance if . . . Map (db m190159)
35Virginia, Goochland County, Short Pump — 28-Z — Goochland County / Henrico County
On West Broad Street (U.S. 250) east of Wilkes Ridge Parkway, on the right when traveling east.
Goochland County Area 287 square miles Formed in 1727 from Henrico and named for William Gooch, Governor of Virginia, 1727-1749. Cornwallis and Lafayette passes though this county in 1781. Henrico County Area 280 square miles . . . Map (db m190161) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023