Point of Rocks

Point of Rocks (HM7N8)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.111', W 77° 19.629'

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Point of Rocks is located two miles south on the Appomattox River. In 1608, Captain John Smith wrote abut this high rock cliff which projected out to the channel of the river. Known to all as Point of Rocks, it was severely damaged during a battle between Confederate artillery and Federal gunboats on June 26, 1862. Rock from the point was used to build the wall of the City Point National Cemetery shortly after the Civil War.
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HM NumberHM7N8
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Marker NumberS 23
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293836 N 4134596
Decimal Degrees37.33518333, -77.32715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.111', W 77° 19.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 6.66" N, 77° 19' 37.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1718-1754 VA-10, Chester VA 23836, US
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