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Shockoe Bottom

Main Street at 24th Street

The Shockoe Bottom station on the GRTC Pulse bus route, located in the historic district of Shockoe Bottom services a myriad of businesses within this area. Shockoe Bottom is one of the City of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods with vibrant day and night activities.

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Origins of Richmond:

Looking west up Main Street from Libby HillLooking west up Main Street from Libby Hill, late-19th century or early-20th century (The Valentine, Cook Collection)

In 1737, the spot where you are standing at 25th and Main streets was heavily wooded. The word “Shaccos” was an Algonquian word meaning “flat rock,” and the Powhatans used it to refer to a nearby creek with those features. Over time, Europeans changed the original spelling of “Shaccos” to “Shockoe,” and began using the word to name local features such as Shockoe Bottom and nearby Shockoe Hill. Landowner William Byrd II established the town of Richmond in 1737, when he commissioned Maj. William Mayo to survey and lay out a grid of 32 city blocks in this area, surrounded by eight to 10 suburban plots of 50-100 acres each.

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Upcoming Events in East End

Events information provided by Richmond Times-Dispatch
Open House 2503 Redwood Ave, Richmond City, VA 23223
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Haunts of Richmond
We will guide you on a fascinating tour of Shockoe Bottom, Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhood. Over 400 years of history have pro…
Richmond's Revolutionary Spirit History Tour
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Patrick Henry Park
From cries for independence to the ratification of the United States Constitution, Richmond was a hub of revolutionary activity. Join us for a…
Open House 2503 Redwood Ave, Richmond City, VA 23223
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Open House 204 Evergreen Ave, Henrico, VA 23223
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Walking Tour of Church Hill
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Patrick Henry Park
Walk in the footsteps of 400 years of history with the Richmond Tour Guys; while being captivated by the colorful stories of Richmond’s past a…
Shadows of Shockoe Ghost Tour
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Haunts of Richmond
We will guide you on a fascinating tour of Shockoe Bottom, Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhood. Over 400 years of history have pro…
Church Hill Chillers Ghost Tour
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Haunts of Richmond
Join us as we explore the haunted history of Richmond's Church Hill. The picturesque views make it easy to understand why many spirits have ch…
Open House 2715 E Broad St, Richmond City, VA 23223
Sunday, November 24th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open House 2318 R St, Richmond City, VA 23223
Sunday, November 24th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tree & Stump Removal Lot Clearing Brush Removal Topping & Trimming Insured Free Esti…
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