Shockoe Bottom

Shockoe Bottom is an area in , just east of downtown, along the James River. Located between and , Shockoe Bottom contains much of the land included in Colonel William Mayo's 1737 plan of Richmond, making it one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a public history museum, located in , . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The Poe Museum or the , is a museum located in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of , , , dedicated to American writer Edgar Allan Poe. Photo: Albrecht Conz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
in is believed to be the only place in where three Class I railroads cross at different levels at the same spot. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Town hall
The is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in , the third capital city of the U.S. state of . Photo: Ron Cogswell, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a historic district of , . Photo: Morgan Riley, CC BY 3.0.

is a district in the downtown area of . Photo: Morgan Riley, CC BY 3.0.

, also known as the St. John's Church Historic District, is an Old and Historic District in .

Shockoe Bottom

37.5315° or 37° 31' 53.3" north
-77.4251° or 77° 25' 30.5" west
Open­Street­Map ID
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Also Known As

  • Dutch: Shockoe Bottom

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