The Flood of 1771

The Flood of 1771 (HM5W6)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.369', W 77° 16.167'

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On May 27, 1771, a wall of water came roaring down the James River valley following ten to twelve days of intensive rain. As water swept through Richmond, buildings, boats, animals, and vegetation were lost. About one hundred fifty people were killed as the river reached a flood stage of forty-five feet above normal. A monument to the flood was inscribed by Ryland Randolph, of Curles, in 1771-72: "... all the great rivers of this country were swept by inundations never before experienced which changed the face of nature and left traces of violence that will remain for ages."
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HM NumberHM5W6
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Marker NumberHC-20
Year Placed2003
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:59am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299138 N 4142346
Decimal Degrees37.40615000, -77.26945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.369', W 77° 16.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 22.14" N, 77° 16' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226-238 Curles Neck Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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