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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Poplar Lawn
 
Poplar Lawn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Poplar Lawn Marker
 
Inscription. Poplar Lawn is now known as Central Park. Here the Petersburg Volunteers camped in October 1812, before leaving for the Canadian border. Here Lafayette was greeted with music and speeches in 1824. The place was bought by the city in 1844. Volunteer companies enlisted here, April 19, 1861. In the siege of 1864-65 a hospital stood here.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission
For the City of Petersburg 1931

 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number QA 5.)
 
Location. 37° 13.322′ N, 77° 24.061′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Sycamore Street (U.S. 301) and East Fillmore Street, on the right when traveling north on South Sycamore Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peabody High School (about 700 feet away); Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House (about 700 feet away); McKenney House (approx. 0.2 miles away); McKenney Library (approx. mile away); Bishop Payne Divinity School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Jenkins Roberts (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Corner of S Sycamore St & E Fillmore St. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Corner of S Sycamore St & E Fillmore St.
 
 
Poplar Lawn Markers. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Poplar Lawn Markers.
 
 
Confederate Hospital Marker. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Confederate Hospital Marker.
 
 
Pocahontas Basin Inscription. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
5. Pocahontas Basin Inscription.
Erected by the Frances Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R. 1914
 
 
Pocahontas Basin. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
6. Pocahontas Basin.
The basin is 5 feet in diameter with an oval excavation 12 inches across and 12 inches deep. Local legend has it that Pocahontas bathed from it. Originally located on the banks of the Appomattox River, it was moved several times before being placed here in the early 1900s.
 
 
East end of Poplar Lawn. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
7. East end of Poplar Lawn.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 806 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   7. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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