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Timeline of Richmond, Virginia

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

17th century

  • 1607 (May) - Capt. Christopher Newport leads a party of Englishmen on an exploration and they first visit "Pawatah", one of the capitals of the Powhatan Confederacy, at Shockoe hill overlooking the falls.
  • 1608 (September) - Newport returns to the falls with 120 soldiers, to explore the Monacan country upriver.[1]
  • 1609 (September) - Captain John Smith, now President of Virginia Colony, sends another force of 120 men under Francis West to settle "West's Fort" in what is now the Rockett's neighborhood; Smith then purchases the Powhatan village from the chief Parahunt and renames it "Nonsuch", however the native inhabitants resist the settlers, forcing them to return to Jamestown.
  • 1610-1614 - First Anglo-Powhatan War
  • 1610 (Fall) - Lord De La Warr, brother of Francis West and now Colony governor, makes another attempt to establish a fort at the falls, but it too is abandoned in early 1611.
  • 1611 - The English establish Henricus a few miles downstream and make no further attempt to occupy the falls of the James for the time being.
  • 1622 - Henricus abandoned after Indian Massacre of 1622
  • 1644-1645 - Second Anglo-Powhatan War
  • 1645 - Fort Charles built at falls
  • 1646 - Peace Treaty ending war gives English control of territory as far west as Mowhemencho, now Bernard's Creek on the James
  • 1647 - Location of Fort Charles moved to "Manastoh", now Southside Richmond.
  • 1656 - Mahocks, Nahyssans and Rehecrechians, recently defeated by the Five Nations in the Beaver Wars, camp at what is now called Bloody Run. They are driven off by a combined force of English and Pamunkey, but the Pamunkey chief Totopotomoi is slain.
  • 1673 - William Byrd I is granted lands at the falls and establishes a trading post and small settlement
  • 1699 - The Monacan abandon their town Mowhemencho, moving to North Carolina to escape Iroquois pressure.

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

See also


  1. ^ Helen Rountree, Pocahontas's People 1990 p. 48.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Richmond",  
  3. ^ M. Ellyson (1856). Richmond Directory and Business Advertiser for 1856. Richmond: Ellyson, printer. 
  4. ^ "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Davies Project. "American Libraries before 1876". Princeton University. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ African Repository and Colonial Journal (American Colonization Society). May 1850. 
  7. ^ "Virginia". American almanac and repository of useful knowledge for the year 1832. Boston: Gray and Bowen, and Carter and Hendee. 
  8. ^ A documentary history of the early organizations of printers, Indianapolis, Ind: International Typographical Union, 1907,  
  9. ^ Richmond (Va.). Second Presbyterian Church. (1890), Commemoration of forty-five years of service, Richmond, Va: Printed by Whittet & Shepperson,  
  10. ^ "Gesangverein Virginia". Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ R. A. Brock (1880), Richmond as a manufacturing and trading centre, Richmond: Jones & Cook 
  12. ^ Cornelius Jacob Heatwole (1916), A history of education in Virginia, New York: Macmillan 
  13. ^ "Encyclopedia Virginia". Charlottesville, VA: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ John Grady (April 5, 2013). "Richmond Bread Riot". New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ The constitution, by-laws and house rules of the Westmoreland Club of Richmond, Va., Richmond: Virginia Stationery Co., 1916,  
  16. ^ Advantages of Richmond, Virginia, as a manufacturing and trading centre, Richmond: Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club, 1882 
  17. ^ First annual catalogue of the officers and students of Hartshorn Memorial College, Richmond, Va: W. Jones, steam printer, 1884 
  18. ^ Charter, constitution and by-laws of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Richmond: W. E. Jones, printer, 1901 
  19. ^ a b W. Asbury Christian (1912), Richmond, her past and present, Richmond, Va: Manufactured by L.H. Jenkins,  
  20. ^ Confederate Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association, Richmond (1894), Souvenir, unveiling soldiers' and sailors' monument, Richmond, Virginia, May 30, 1894, Richmond: J. L. Hill printing co.,  
  21. ^ Jessie Carney Smith, ed. (2010). "Timeline". Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture. ABC-CLIO.  
  22. ^ "Richmond Public Library History". Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  23. ^ Society for the Betterment of Housing and Living Conditions in Richmond (1913), Report on housing and living conditions in the neglected sections of Richmond, Virginia, Richmond, Va: Whittet & Shepperson, printers 
  24. ^ George Llewellyn Christian (1921), Sketch of the origin and erection of the Confederate Memorial Institute at Richmond, Virginia, Richmond,  
  25. ^ "Battle Abbey". Virginia Historical Society. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  26. ^ Westhampton College. "Our History". University of Richmond. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  27. ^ "On This Day", New York Times, retrieved November 2014 
  28. ^ "Gallery 5". Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Virginia Rep". Retrieved September 18, 2012. 

Further reading

  • Jedidiah Morse (1797), "Richmond", The American gazetteer, Boston: At the presses of S. Hall, and Thomas & Andrews 

Published in the 19th century

Published in the 20th century

External links

  • Digital Public Library of America. Works related to Richmond, VA, various dates
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