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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
The Courthouse of 1917
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — 1917 Courthouse
The 1917 Courthouse stands on the footprint of the first Chesterfield County courthouse built in 1749 and demolished in 1917, against the will of local citizenry. This early preservation case was the subject of heated debate between concerned . . . — Map (db m133671) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — Apostles of Religious Liberty
On this spot were imprisoned 1770-1774 John Tanner William Weber Augustine Eastin David Tinsley Joseph Anthony Jeremiah Walker John Weatherford Apostles of Religious Liberty “Whether it be right . . . — Map (db m19527) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — CCC Camp Site
This is the site of the former camp of two Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) companies and a Works Progress Administration (WPA) work force of 300 men who constructed the recreation area along Swift Creek from the spring of 1935 to the summer of . . . — Map (db m28861) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — Chesterfield and Manchester Confederate Memorial
1861 In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Chesterfield and Manchester 1865 — Map (db m133675) WM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — S-7 — Chesterfield County Courthouse
This area, known originally as "Cold Water Run," is the site of the first Chesterfield County courthouse, erected in 1750. In 1917 it was demolished and replaced by a larger Georgian Revival brick building that served the county until the 1960s. The . . . — Map (db m19523) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — Chesterfield Court HouseSoldiers and Refugees — Lee’s Retreat —
Late on the morning of Monday, April 3, 1865, part of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia briefly halted here at the Chesterfield County seat. The day before, a series of Federal attacks had broken through Lee’s lines at . . . — Map (db m19518) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — S-29 — Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 2386
Located north of this marker is the site of the camp of CCC Company 2386, Beach, Virginia. The camp was organized in 1935 and disbanded in 1942. The company consisted of 2 to 3 military officers, a civilian technical service staff, and approximately . . . — Map (db m28858) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — M-6 — Clover Hill Mining District
Coal mines, including Brighthope, Raccoon, Cox, Hill, Vaden, and others, were located a mile west of here. As early as 1822 coal was sold for local use. By 1845 the Clover Hill Railroad was constructed to transport the coal to the Appomattox River . . . — Map (db m28873) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — Dividends for the Future
I propose to create a civilian conservation corps…confining itself to forestry, the prevention of soil erosion, flood control, and similar projects. I call your attention to the fact that this type of work is of definite, practical value, not . . . — Map (db m28863) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — M-8 — Eppington
Two and one-third miles south stands Eppington, built in the late 1760s by Francis Eppes and his wife Elizabeth Wayles Eppes, half-sister to Martha Wayles Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson frequently visited Eppington. Lucy Jefferson, his daughter, died . . . — Map (db m28911) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — S-29 — Magnolia Grange
Built in 1822 by William Winfree, this Federal-style house was named for the large stand of magnolia trees in the front yard. It was originally surrounded by a 600-acre farm. A nearby tavern provided lodging for persons with business at the . . . — Map (db m19487) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — M-5 — Piney Grove Church Meeting Site
Late in the 18th century, the Methodist Episcopal Church confronted the possibility of schism. James O'Kelly, a Methodist minister, began challenging Bishop Francis Asbury regarding his appointive powers, his management of church affairs, and other . . . — Map (db m26013) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — S-16 — Pocahontas State Park
This park of 7604 acres was originally known as the Swift Creek Recreational Area. Its purchase in 1934 and subsequent development by the federal government were with the understanding that eventually the State would accept and maintain the . . . — Map (db m28856) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — Veterans Memorial Wall
Dedicated to all Chesterfield County veterans who served their country [On the other side of the wall is a series of plaques:] Afghanistan 2001 Chesterfield County Remembers Brandon T. Islip, . . . — Map (db m133672) HM WM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — M-60 — William Ransom Johnson1782-1849
William Ransom Johnson lived near here at Oakland. Called the “Napoleon of the Turf,” he dominated American horseracing early in the 19th century. He trained more than 20 champions and achieved national fame from the 30 North-South match . . . — Map (db m28915) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Chesterfield — World War I in Chesterfield County
World War I began to impact Chesterfield County on April 6, 1917 when the National Selective Service Act was enacted. Lacking a home guard and with no pre-war military organization, Chesterfield County's initial efforts to form an infantry unit . . . — Map (db m133674) HM

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