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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tudor Hall Field Quarter

Tudor Hall Plantation

 

—Pamplin Historical Park —

 
Tudor Hall Field Quarter Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Tudor Hall Field Quarter Marker
Inscription. The environment in front of you recreates elements of a plantation Field Quarter of the 1800s. The slaves who provided agricultural labor on farms like Tudor Hall lived in areas like this in the years before the Civil War.

The first slave dwelling on the left as you enter the yard contains a multi-media exhibit examining the institution of slavery in the United States. The second slave house is furnished as the plantation laborers might have known it. Compare the lifestyle of these people with living conditions in the “big house” and the kitchen quarter behind Tudor Hall. The Field Quarter also includes a well house, chicken coop, and garden suggesting how the field slaves worked on their own time to supplement the rations provided by the plantation owner.

Nearby, Pamplin Historic Park is cultivating several small plots demonstrating the types of crops grown in central and southern Virginia in the 19th century.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.893′ N, 77° 28.688′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Pamplin Historical
Marker at Pamplin Historical Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Marker at Pamplin Historical Park
Park. 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. The Plantaton Landscape (a few steps from this marker); The Big House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kitchen Garden (about 300 feet away); The Military Landscape (about 300 feet away); Tudor Hall Barn (about 400 feet away); Field Fortifications (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The top of the maker contains a photograph of a “Typical slave quarters on a Southern plantation.”
 
Also see . . .  Tudor Hall Plantation. Pamplin Historical Park website. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Slave Dwelling Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Slave Dwelling
Inside a Slave Dwelling Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. Inside a Slave Dwelling
Chicken Coop Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
5. Chicken Coop
This chicken coop is located adjacent to the first slave dwelling in this field quarter exhibit.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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