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Short Pump

Address

W Broad Street and Pouncey Tract Road
Henrico, VA

Geo Coordinates

37.651619,-77.612056

Description

According to legend, just beyond the fork where the Deep Run Turnpike (now Broad Street Road) crossed Three Notched Road (now Three Chopt Road) stood a tavern which was built in 1815. Here, under the rickety old double porch of the rambling frame structure was a short-handled pump. In the days when the tavern was a stage coach stop between Richmond and Charlottesville, the drivers would often say, “I’ll see you at Short Pump.” Thus originated the name by which the area is now known.

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