First Park Headquarters - Henrico VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 25.674 W 077° 22.359
18S E 290063 N 4144985
This 1930s photograph shows the headquarters for the Richmond Battlefields Park Corporation.
Waymark Code: WM134RW
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/16/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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First Park Headquarters-Richmond National Battlefield Park--This 1930s photograph shows the headquarters for the Richmond Battlefields Park Corporation. That private organization, composed of Richmond citizens, made the first effort to preserve Civil War battlefields around the city. In 1927 they purchased Fort Harrison. The Corporation donated the fort and hundreds of other acres of local battlefield land to become the first state park in Virginia. Congress established Richmond National Battlefield Park in 1936. This log cabin served as the park's visitor center and headquarters until 1959. It was renovated in 2007 for use as a seasonal visitor center.

LOCATION: Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road 0.2 miles south of Picnic Road. Marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Harrison Visitor Center, (building described by the marker) which is near the entrance to Fort Harrison. Postal address: 8621 Battlefield Park Road, Henrico VA 23231
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