First Park Headquarters

First Park Headquarters (HMN7G)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.674', W 77° 22.359'

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This log structure was built in 1930 to serve as headquarters for the Battlefield Parks Corporation. This private organization comprise of Richmond citizens, worked to preserve and protect Civil War battlefields around the city. In 1927 the corporation purchased acreage around Fort Harrison, and later acquired portions of the battlefields at Cold Harbor, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, and Beaver Dam Creek.

In 1936 Congress created the Richmond National Battlefield Park which included all the lands acquired by the Battlefield Parks Corporation. This log structure became the visitor center and headquarters for this new national park. It remained in use until 1959.

It is now used only for special occasions.
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HM NumberHMN7G
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290063 N 4144985
Decimal Degrees37.42790000, -77.37265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.674', W 77° 22.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 40.44" N, 77° 22' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8761 Battlefield Park Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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