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James River National Wildlife Refuge

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Nearest city  Hopewell, Virginia
Address  Hopewell, VA 23860, USA
Established  1991
Area  4,200 acres (17 km)
Phone  +1 804-829-9020
James River National Wildlife Refuge
Location  Prince George County, Virginia, United States
Governing body  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website  James River National Wildlife Refuge
Management  United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Similar  Nansemond National Wildlife R, Tabb Monument, Plum Tree Island National, Featherstone National Wildlife R, Lesesne State Forest

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The James River National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located along the James River in eastern Prince George County, Virginia. Its management is overseen by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

One of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, James River National Wildlife Refuge was founded in 1991 to protect nesting and roosting habitat of the bald eagle from development. The refuge's 4,200 acres (17 km2) of forest and wetlands are bordered by Powell Creek to the west, and by Flowerdew Hundred Plantation to the east.

The land that is now the refuge was the site of Powellbrooke Plantation, whose owner Captain Nathaniel Powell (one of the original 1607 colonists), his wife, and ten others were killed during the Indian Massacre of 1622, and later Merchant's Hope Plantation during colonial times.


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