Historic Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks Park Notes
Since the site was purchased by Chesterfield County, there have been a number of delays to prevent the park from being a viable place for families and Civil War enthusiests from using the park. Covid 19 dealt a mean blow to the restoration project, and there were little or no monies projected to complete the project and other stoppages. Point of Rocks can capture the history of the Native Americans who hunted, fished and lived on this site. Over 300 years of history is just waiting to be exploited and our school age children have much to learn. Chesterfield County is missing out on the Civil War tourism that most states are striving to capture.
The last pictiure on the right above shows the Strachan House at Point of Rocks in its present condition and we give credit to the Parks and Recreation fleadership who have seen to the work of restoration. There is much to be done at the historic home and the park itself. We are looking at a probable 3 year timeline to completion barring any further delays. We are keen to showing the historical points of the famous people who came to work at the site or visit to discuss the times and events at hand. We can show where Abraham Lincoln stood and decided how to win a long war. History is begging to be told at Point of Rocks. Togeter with the Parks and Recreation leadership and the CHSV historical interpretors, we can have a viable historical park.
Military History Committee
Military History Committee Chair:
About Us : We meet at the Historic Trinity Church in Chesterfield, VA. We research military history and historical sites within Chesterfield County and develop educational and tourist information on military history pertaining to Chesterfield County. We also help to preserve and maintain the military integrity of the Civil War sites in the county and sponsor the annual Veterans Day programs at the historic 1917 Courthouse. Our History Committee consists of two sub-committees. If you are an avid military enthusiast, we encourage you to join the CHSV and the Military History Committee.