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Midlothian City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Midlothian

Midlothian City Historical Markers

Midlothian Churches
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Formerly Spring Creek Church. Organized, July 25, 1790. Benjamin Watkins, founder and first pastor, 1790-1831. Located four miles northwest, 1790-1855... [click for more]

Winfree Memorial Baptist Church--Midlothian Mine Disaster
Winfree Memorial Baptist Church, constituted in 1852 as Jerusalem Baptist Church, originally stood to the west on Buckingham Pike. In September 1881, ... [click for more]

Midlothian General Interest
Bellona Arsenal
In 1810 Major John Clarke and noted Richmond lawyer, William Wirt, established a weapons factory for the U.S. War Department on the south bank of the ... [click for more]

Black Heath
Half a mile north stood Black Heath, later owned by Captain John Heth, officer in Continental Army, whose son, Henry Heth, Major-General C.S.A., was b... [click for more]

Chesterfield Railroad
In 1829 the Virginia General Assembly chartered the Chesterfield Rail Road Company, which built the first railroad in Virginia. Moncure Robinson (1802... [click for more]

Eleazar Clay
Eleazar Clay (1744-1836) led the establishment of the first Baptist church in Chesterfield County, known as Chesterfield (Baptist) Church, Rehoboth Me... [click for more]

First Railroad in Virginia
Just south of here are the earthen remains and stone culvert of the Chesterfield Railroad. Chartered by the Virginia General Assembly in 1829, the com... [click for more]

Huguenot Settlement
In 1700-1701, Huguenots (French Protestant refugees) settled in this region on land provided to them by the Virginia colony. The Huguenot settlement, ... [click for more]

Midlothian Coal Mines
South of here are the Midlothian Coal Mines, probably the oldest coal mines in America. Coal was first mined here before 1730, and during the Revoluti... [click for more]

Nearby stood Salisbury, built during the middle portion of the 18th century. It was a one-and-a-half-story frame house that had two asymmetrical brick... [click for more]

Trabue’s Tavern
This was the home of Lt. John Trabue, Revolutionary War soldier and patriot, and of his descendants well into the 20th century. Trabue witnessed the s... [click for more]