First Railroad in Virginia

First Railroad in Virginia (HMO25)

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

N 37° 30.41', W 77° 35.376'

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Just south of here are the earthen remains and stone culvert of the Chesterfield Railroad. Chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1829, the company in 1831 constructed the first railroad in Virginia, one of the earliest in the United States, to haul coal from the Midlothian mines to Manchester's wharves on the James River. Moncure Robinson (1802-1891), a railroad pioneer, designed the track on which the cars were powered by gravity, horses and mules. It remained in operation until the Richmond & Danville Railroad began providing service to the area in 1851.
HM NumberHMO25
Marker NumberS 30
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271105 N 4154250
Decimal Degrees37.50683333, -77.58960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.41', W 77° 35.376'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 24.60" N, 77° 35' 22.56" W
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Area Code(s)804, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10461 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond VA 23235, US
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