Monroe Park

Monroe Park (HMDIY)

Location: Richmond, VA 23220
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.829', W 77° 27.081'

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In 1851 the City of Richmond planned a series of parks including Western Square now known as Monroe Park. In the 1850s it served as grounds for what became the state fair organized by the Virginia State Agricultural Society. During the Civil War it was the site of a Confederate instructional camp, and in 1864, a military hospital. In 1866, some of the city's earliest baseball games were played here. Its development as a park began in 1869 in one of Richmond's emerging fashionable neighborhoods. The park contains a pattern of walks radiating from an elaborate four-tiered, cast-iron fountain. A portion of it once was a playground and it has been the scene of political rallies, protest demonstrations, and concerts.
Marker NumberSA 67
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283444 N 4158396
Decimal Degrees37.54715000, -77.45135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.829', W 77° 27.081'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 49.74" N, 77° 27' 4.86" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 N Laurel St, Richmond VA 23220, US
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