Haxall Millrace

Haxall Millrace (HMFUX)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.018', W 77° 26.292'

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The first gristmill in Richmond was built on rocks in the river and approached by planks laid from one rock to another.

In the 19th century, fleets of schooners and brigs carried Richmond's flour to Brazil and around Cape Horn to San Francisco and Australia.

From Colonial times, the waterpower of the James was used to grind wheat into flour. This became even more effective when millraces, like the Haxall canal, were dug to divert water from the river for this purpose. Eventually, Richmond became one of the largest flour exporters in the world.
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HM NumberHMFUX
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Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284567 N 4156866
Decimal Degrees37.53363333, -77.43820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.018', W 77° 26.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 1.08" N, 77° 26' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 Haxall Point, Richmond VA 23219, US
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