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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM273Y_second-battle-of-fair-oaks_Henrico-VA.html
Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant ordered an assault here on 27 Oct. 1864 to divert Confederate attention from a Union attack near Petersburg. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, Union commander outside Richmond, aspired to outflank the Confederates and capture their…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26F0_mount-olive-baptist-church_Richmond-VA.html
This church, originally known Mount Olivet African Church of Baptist, was founded May 2, 1867. Its founding congregants, wanting their own church, moved from local North Run Baptist Church and began meeting on this 1.18 acres site.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26EZ_mount-olive-baptist-church_Glen-Allen-VA.html
This church, originally known Mount Olivet African Church of Baptist, was founded May 2, 1867. Its founding congregants, wanting their own church, moved from local North Run Baptist Church and began meeting on 1.18 acres nearby. As the first Afric…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26EY_maybelle-carter-family-residence_Glen-Allen-VA.html
In 1947 the Maybelle Carter family bought the home at 4101 Old Springfield Road here in Glen Allen, Virginia. They performed on local radio stations WRNL-WRVA and the Old Dominion Barn Dance while living in the Richmond area. The daughters attende…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26EX_anderson-cemetery_Glen-Allen-VA.html
Anderson Cemetery, circa 1867, is one of the earliest African American cemeteries in the Yellow Tavern area. William Kennedy, clerk of Mount Olive Baptist Church, formed the Sons of Jacob, a fraternal organization which pledged "to attend to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26EW_the-dorey-family_Henrico-VA.html
Dairy farming became the new agricultural industry in Henrico County during the period following the Civil War. As early as 1880, there were 2,181 milk cows in the county. By the early 20th century, agriculturists boasted Henrico as the "Dair…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM244F_chief-powhatan_Henrico-VA.html
He was called Wahunsonacock. The paramount chief of 30 tribes that inhabited over 6000 square miles of Virgini's coastal lands. The father of Pocahontas and the authority who dealt with the first Jamestown colonists. He will always be remembered a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WVR_the-frayser-family-historical_Henrico-VA.html
You are located on a tract of land formerly owned by the Frayser family. This was the home of Jesse Frayser (1764-1827) and his wife Keziah Frayser (1761-1854). Jesse Frayser was a private in the Virginia Militia under the command of General Gates…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VK8_advancing-on-richmond-historical_Richmond-VA.html
(preface) For almost ten months beginning in mid-June 1864, the Army of the Potomac besieged the cities of Petersburg and Richmond from the east and south. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Union fortifications extended west of Petersburg a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U2D_curvy-course-historical_Richmond-VA.html
(panel 1) Curvy Course Navigating the curving meanders of the river above Jamestown was tedious for boaters in John Smith's day. Too difficult to sail, men had to row through long stretches known as the oxbows. Yet the colonists made numerous …
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