Downtown Richmond Millsites

Downtown Richmond Millsites (HMHNG)

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

N 37° 32.235', W 77° 26.332'

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Seven sites in downtown Richmond have been locations for water-powered industry:

HOLLYWOOD: A flour mill was operating by 1800. Canal water powered a paper mill beginning in 1887, and a 2,100 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1940 to 1972. River water powered a City hydroelectric plant until 1986.

TREDEGAR: Canal water powered a flour mill by 1801, the Armory by 1802, and Tredegar Iron Works beginning in 1837.

BASIN RACE: Basin water supplied a mill race which powered a paper mill beginning in 1834.

GALLEGO MILLS: Basin water powered flour mills beginning in 1834.

HAXALL MILLS: River water powered Ross's Mill by 1788. Haxall Canal water powered flour mills from 1809 to 1894, and an 8,800 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1901 to 1968.

BELLE ISLE: River water powered an iron works by 1848, and filled a basin which powered a 3,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant from 1914 to 1965.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mill Canal was open by 1804, and powered a series of mills: in 1895, two paper mills, acorn mill, and a flour mill; and from 1925 to 1965 a 1,000 kilowatt hydroelectric plant.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284518 N 4157269
Decimal Degrees37.53725000, -77.43886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.235', W 77° 26.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 14.10" N, 77° 26' 19.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 S 10th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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