At Birch's Bridge (very near this bridge) the second William Byrd and his party crossed the river, in September, 1733, on their way to inspect Byrd's land holdings in North Carolina. Byrd wrote an account of this trip which he called "A Journey to the Land of Eden." On his return, he "laid the foundation" of Richmond and Petersburg. Error: The marker is inaccurate. They "laid the foundation" of Richmond and Petersburg while at Byrd's place on Bluestone Creek (western present-day Mecklenburg County) on their way to North Carolina, not after returning.
Geographic Location: Brunswick County
Physical Description of Location: Sturgeon, VA 23889. Located on Boydton Park Road, less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of Boydton Park Road and Old Stage Road. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Boydton Park Road.
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