Osbornes

Osbornes (HMAFU)

Location: Chester, VA 23831 Chesterfield County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22.158', W 77° 25.071'

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The town of Osbornes was named for Captain Thomas Osborne who settled nearby at Coxendale in 1616. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Osborne's plantation wharf was a tobacco inspection station and local shipping center. Thomas Jefferson, grandfather of the President, was born here in 1677. On April 27, 1781, British General Benedict Arnold destroyed nine ships of the American fleet and burned the town's warehouses and stores. George Washington visited Osbornes in 1791 during a national tour designed to afford citizens the opportunity to see their first national hero.
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HM NumberHMAFU
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Marker NumberS 14
Year Placed1988
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285897 N 4138584
Decimal Degrees37.36930000, -77.41785000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.158', W 77° 25.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 9.48" N, 77° 25' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11610 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester VA 23831, US
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