Dale's Pale Archeological District

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Dale's Pale Archeological District
Location South shore of James R., Chesterfield County Park, Chester, Virginia
Area 158 acres (64 ha)
MPS Prehistoric through Historic Archeological and Architectural Resources at Bermuda Hundred MPS
NRHP Reference # 06001012[1]
VLR # 020-5371
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 19, 2007
Designated VLR September 6, 2006[2]

Dale's Pale Archeological District is a set of historic archaeological sites and national historic district located near Chester, Chesterfield County, Virginia. The district consists of a collection of four county owned archaeological sites. They are the location of a defensive palisade built by Sir Thomas Dale in 1613 around the original settlement at Bermuda Hundred, which he founded. It is a two mile long, berm-and-ditch feature, running between the high banks overlooking the James and Appomattox Rivers. The other sites within the district include a Middle Woodland Period (500 BC– AD 200) settlement, and a late 17th- or early 18th-century house with its associated dump.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Department of Historic Resources (2007). "Notes on Virginia, 2007: Dale's Pale Archeological District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.