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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ettrick, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County, VA (225) Amelia County, VA (44) Charles City County, VA (75) Colonial Heights Ind. City, VA (24) Dinwiddie County, VA (157) Goochland County, VA (35) Henrico County, VA (330) Hopewell Ind. City, VA (65) Petersburg Ind. City, VA (151) Powhatan County, VA (29) Prince George County, VA (52) Richmond Ind. City, VA (490)  ChesterfieldCounty(225) Chesterfield County (225)  AmeliaCounty(44) Amelia County (44)  CharlesCityCounty(75) Charles City County (75)  (24) Colonial Heights (24)  DinwiddieCounty(157) Dinwiddie County (157)  GoochlandCounty(35) Goochland County (35)  HenricoCounty(330) Henrico County (330)  (65) Hopewell (65)  (151) Petersburg (151)  PowhatanCounty(29) Powhatan County (29)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(52) Prince George County (52)  Richmond(490) Richmond (490)
Chesterfield is the county seat for Chesterfield County
Ettrick is in Chesterfield County
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ADJACENT TO CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
      Amelia County (44)  
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      Colonial Heights (24)  
      Dinwiddie County (157)  
      Goochland County (35)  
      Henrico County (330)  
      Hopewell (65)  
      Petersburg (151)  
      Powhatan County (29)  
      Prince George County (52)  
      Richmond (490)  
 
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1Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — "The Rocks" — Virginia State University
"The Rocks" became a popular place for students to meet down on the Appomattox River. The group seen here is from the "Normal Class" of 1913. The term "normal" referred to teacher training programs. The "collegiate institute" included training in . . . Map (db m149617) HM
2Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — K-338 — Amaza Lee Meredith (1895-1984)
Lynchburg native Amaza Lee Meredith was one of the nation's few African American female architects during the mid-20th century. Her self-designed residence, Azurest South (1939), is a rare Virginia example of a mature International Style building. . . . Map (db m130078) HM
3Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — K-204 — Ettrick
The site of an Appomattox Indian village burned in 1676 in Bacon's Rebellion, the present town of Ettrick stands on land that belonged to "Ettrick Banks" and "Matoax," the boyhood plantation of John Randolph of Roanoke. In 1810 Campbell's Bridge . . . Map (db m14622) HM
4Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Ettrick Veterans Memorial
In honor of those of Ettrick who served in the Armed Forces and in memory of these who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II C. Leslie Clarke • William E. Laffoon • Robert E. Marable • Charlie L. Nichols • Charles C. . . . Map (db m149623) WM
5Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Founding of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad's origins reached back to 8 March 1832, when the Portsmouth and Roanoke railroad was chartered to connect Weldon, North Carolina, with Portsmouth, Virginia. It was reorganized in 1846 as the Seaboard and Roanoke . . . Map (db m180150) HM
6Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Local Workforce At The Mills — Virginia State University
A small village was established by the early 1800's along the Appomattox River with 200 workers who operated the cotton mill. Millworkers' housing from the mid- 19th century onward is one of the outstanding features of the Ettrick Historic District. . . . Map (db m149616) HM
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7Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Mr. Frederick Francoz Simms — Virginia State University
Frederick Francoz Simms was born to Frederick H. and America T. Ayer Simms on May 8, 1884 in New Orleans Parish. A graduate of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, commonly known today as Southern University in Baton . . . Map (db m149605) HM
8Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Railroad Crossing Over The Appomattox River — Virginia State University
The Southside Railroad, completed in 1854, was one of the most important supply routes in southern Virginia during the American Civil War (1861-1865). With tracks laid east to west across the state, the railroad began began at City Point in . . . Map (db m149611) HM
9Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Restoration of Storum Hall — Brought to you through the generous support of: — National Park Service's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program —
Project Overview: In 1907, the trustees of what is now Virginia State University voted to build a new President's residence at a cost of $3,300. Named for the school's first principal, James Storum, Storum Hall is the University's oldest . . . Map (db m149622) HM
10Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Restoration of Vawter Hall — Brought to you through the generous support of: — National Park Service's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program —
Project Overview: Vawter Hall was named for Captain Charles E. Vawter, a life-long educator and Chairman of the board of the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute Board of Trustees from 1902 until his death in 1905. Constructed in 1908, it . . . Map (db m149619) HM
11Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Shaping Of The Town — Virginia State University
Directly across the river, Petersburg began to develop into a major industrial and commercial center. The town sprang up at the Appomattox River's fall line, where rocks and shallows prevented cargo boats from sailing upstream. Planters from the . . . Map (db m149613) HM
12Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Silk Mill — Virginia State University
The Virginia State Normal School, now Virginia State University, purchased a two-acre tract with a mill building from John Stearns for the sum of $35,000 in 1922. The mill was used for silk dying and weaving and was one of many water powered mills . . . Map (db m149612) HM
13Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — Simms Hall
Simms Hall was used to educate tradesmen. This is the only remaining structure from the building. It is believed to be a demonstration of the art of masonry.Map (db m149610) HM
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14Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — The Beginning of Ettrick — Virginia State University
Even though mills were thriving along the riverbank, it was not until the 1830s that the village of Ettrick took shape. In 1830, entrepreneur Jabez Smith and partner Edward Stokes purchased the old Campbell mills. By this time, the mill owners had . . . Map (db m149609) HM
15Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — The History Of Virginia State University — Virginia State University
Virginia State University was founded on March 6, 1882, when the legislature passed a bill to charter the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute. The bill was sponsored by Delegate Alfred W. Harris, a Black attorney whose offices were in . . . Map (db m149618) HM
16Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — 11 — Virginia State University — Ettrick, Virginia — Chesterfield County —
Virginia State University was chartered by the Virginia legislature in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute. Delegate Alfred W. Harris, an African-American attorney in Petersburg, championed the charter and supported it . . . Map (db m26005) HM
17Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — CH1 — Virginia State University — Ettrick, Virginia — Chesterfield County —
Virginia State University was chartered by the Virginia legislature in 1882 as the Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute. Delegate Alfred W. Harris, an African American attorney in Petersburg, championed the charter and supported it . . . Map (db m180147) HM
18Virginia (Chesterfield County), Ettrick — K-324 — Virginia State University
The Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute was chartered on 6 Mar. 1882. The Readjuster Party was instrumental in supporting a state institution of higher education in Virginia for African Americans with some unusual features to the institute's . . . Map (db m26007) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022