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Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Quarterly Meeting

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Hallsboro Tavern

Hallsborough Tavern Hallsborough Tavern

16721 Midlothian Turnpike,

Midlothian, VA 23113

    Sunday, April 23, 2 pm

Come join us as we travel to another Chesterfield Tavern. Hallsborough Tavern is located on Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Powhatan. The tavern served as a meeting place for the Hallsboro community as well as a lodging spot for travelers on the old Buckingham Road. Daniel W. Michaux, a French Huguenot descendent, is believed to be the first owner and probably built the original one story section of the home. In 1810 the “Hallsborough tract” was sold to James Howard who established the tavern and retail store. In 1826, Howard heirs sold a 616 acre parcel to Austin Spears who continued to operate the business and added the 1832 two story wing. The tavern also served as a post office and a daily stop for the Lynchburg stagecoach.  Wooldridge of “Sycamore” (now Crab Louie’s), continued to operate the tavern until about1851 when the Richmond and Danville Railroad was built. The post office then moved to a differentsite known as Tomahawk or Hallsboro Station. The spelling was changed at this time to Hallsboro as a compromise due to Mrs. Spear’s disappointment in losing the post office. The new location became known as Hallsboro Store which is the present day Gather on Mt. Herman Road.Hallsborough Tavern remained in the Spears family until 1972. Privately owned, theAfter Spears’ death in 1845, his wife Caroline, daughter of Col. Edwardtavern is now the home to Gameboard Antiques. The owner, Mary Game will be our speaker.Please come join us for more of the tavern’s history as well as some fellowship, refreshments, and shopping (should you want to browse afterwards). We will gather outside for our business meeting and lecture so please prepare for weather and bring a chair. Bring a friend and potential member

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Historical Chesterfield County Fact 

  First English Settlement in Chesterfield

 Sir Thomas Dale photograph1611 -- Citie of Henricus was established as the second permanent English settlement in the new world.  In May 1611, Sir Thomas Dale arrived in Virginia with instructions from the London Company to find a secure and healthy area to establish a new town and principal seat for the colony. BySeptember 1611, Sir Thomas Dale had moved up the James River to establish Henricus, the colony's second settlement.  He was an experienced officer, having served as a captain in the Netherlands and had been knighted at Richmond (England) on June 19, 1606, as Sir Thomas Dale of Surrey.  With the help of friends, Dale was appointed High Marshall of the new colony.  Today, Henricus Park is a major attraction in Chesterfield County,

1749 Historic BellSAVE THE BELL:  For 100 years at the top of the historic 1917 Courthouse hung Chesterfield County's oldest artifact, the 1749 Courthouse Bell.  When the 1917 Courthouse was built, the old bell was reused by the County and placed in the cupola.  Now it needs restoration.  
Save the Old Courthouse Bell Campaign

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