ⓘ Drewry's Bluff


ⓘ Drewrys Bluff

Drewrys Bluff is located in northeastern Chesterfield County, Virginia in the United States. It was the site of Confederate Fort Darling during the American Civil War. It was named for a local landowner, Confederate Captain Augustus H. Drewry.

In Richmond, Virginia, the location of the fall line at the head of navigation, usually from West to East of the James river turns almost due South at a distance of about 7 miles 11 km before again heading East, towards Chesapeake Bay. On this steep bend, Drewrys bluff on the West Bank of James river rose 90 feet 27 metres above the water, a view of several miles downstream and making it the logical site for defensive fortifications.