Bellona Arsenal

Bellona Arsenal (HMCIO)

Location: Richmond, VA 23235
Country: United States of America

N 37° 30.369', W 77° 34.795'

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In 1810 Major John Clarke and noted Richmond lawyer, William Wirt, established a weapons factory for the U.S. War Department on the south bank of the James River five miles north of here. Bellona Arsenal, (named for the Roman goddess of war,) was erected in 1816. After five years of disuse, it was leased to Thomas Mann Randolph in 1837 (for use as a silk worm farm.) Junius L. Archer bought the property in 1856, and on January 1, 1863, he leased both the arsenal and foundry to the Confederate government. Bellona Arsenal became one of Virginia's leading producers of arms.
Marker NumberO 40
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271959 N 4154150
Decimal Degrees37.50615000, -77.57991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.369', W 77° 34.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 22.14" N, 77° 34' 47.70" W
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Area Code(s)804, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10010 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond VA 23235, US
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