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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Corling's Corner

 
 
Corling's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Corling's Corner Marker
Inscription. By the 1820s, Petersburg was developing into a major industrial city. The backbone of the city's workforce was enslaved labor. At this highly visible downtown intersection known as Corling's Corner, local manufacturers, railroad companies, building contractors, and private individuals inspected and rented enslaved people to work for one-year terms in their businesses and homes. Petersburg's tobacco factories were probably the largest users of rented labor. At the end of every year, enslaved men and women were hired under a legal contract that set forth the renter's obligations to the owner. The rental of bondspeople was quite common in the South before the Civil War.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA 26.)
 
Location. 37° 13.907′ N, 77° 24.287′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Sycamore Street and West Bank Street, on the right when traveling south on North 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. Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early English Exploration (about
Corling's Corner at N Sycamore & W Bank St. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Corling's Corner at N Sycamore & W Bank St.
500 feet away); The Revolutionary War in Petersburg (about 500 feet away); Arts & Recreation (about 500 feet away); African-Americans in Petersburg (about 500 feet away); Architectural Heritage (about 500 feet away); Petersburg Museums (about 500 feet away); Pamplin Historical Park (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, US
 
Corling's Corner view up W Bank St. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Corling's Corner view up W Bank St.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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