James River

The James River is a river in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is 348 miles (560 km) long, extending to 444 miles (715 km) if one includes the Jackson River, the longer of its two source tributaries. The James River drains a catchment comprising 10,432 square miles (27,020 km2). The watershed includes about 4% open water and an area with a population of 2.5 million people (2000). It is the 12th longest river in the United States that remains entirely within a single state.

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Lorraine, Virginia
... who was the 19th century chief engineer of the James River and Kanawha Canal ... In 1842, he first worked as a rod man doing surveying work on the James River and Kanawha Canal, beginning a career of over 30 years ... Almost 100 years later, the line became the James River line of CSX Transportation, and still sees a heavy volume eastbound coal traffic as of 2008 ...
James River - Cultural References
... A song was recorded by Country and Western music singer Lefty Frizzell about the river, called "James River", released on the "Saginaw, Michigan" album ... Avail, a music group from Richmond recorded Over the James, a 1998 "post hardcore" LP record released by Lookout Records (and re-released in 2006 by Jade Tree Records) named in honor of the river ...
Smith's Hundred
... It was one of the original James River plantations named after the treasurer of the Virginia Company, Sir Thomas Smith ... They were located along the north bank of James River ... Jamestown and extended from Weyanoke Hundred to the south bank of Chickahominy River on the north bank of James River ...
MH-1A - Deactivated and Mothballed At James River, 1977
... removed from the reactor at Fort Belvoir, shipped to the Savannah River Site, and the plant was put into SAFSTOR (safe storage), with decontamination and physical barriers to prevent release of ...
Southside (Richmond, Virginia) - Transportation - Bridges Over James River
... James River Bridge (Interstate 95) Mayo Bridge (U.S ... Route 301) Boulevard Bridge (State Route 161) Powhite Parkway James River Bridge (State Route 76) Huguenot Memorial Bridge (State Route 147) Edward E ...

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    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The time-honored bread-sauce of the happy ending.
    —Henry James (1843–1916)