First Park Headquarters

First Park Headquarters (HM1LK0)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.674', W 77° 22.359'

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This 1930s photograph shows the headquarters for the Richmond Battlefields Park Corporation. That private organization, composed of Richmond citizens, made the first effort to preserve Civil War battlefields around the city. In 1927 they purchased Fort Harrison. The Corporation donated the fort and hundreds of other acres of local battlefield land to become the first state park in Virginia. Congress established Richmond National Battlefield Park in 1936. This log cabin served as the park's visitor center and headquarters until 1959. It was renovated in 2007 for use as a seasonal visitor center.
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HM NumberHM1LK0
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Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290063 N 4144985
Decimal Degrees37.42790000, -77.37265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.674', W 77° 22.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 40.44" N, 77° 22' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8761 Battlefield Park Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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