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From: "Trevia W Beverly" <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Richmond as an independent city ++++ others ++++++
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:32:38 -0500
References: <007901c6c17c$e44d8970$640fa8c0@Drew>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_city#United_States

great article - more than just Virginia ....

Trevia Wooster Beverly
Houston, Harris Co TX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Smith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 4:42 PM
Subject: RE: [ROOTS-L] Richmond as an independent city


> Patrick asked: "Can anyone tell me when Richmond City became an
Independent
> City?"
>
> Laurelyn responded: "1781'"
>
> No. Although Richmond, Virginia, was incorporated as a town in 1782, and
> incorporated as a city in 1842, Richmond did not become an "independent
> city" (a special legal designation in Virginia) until 1871.
>
> Drew Smith


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