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

Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery

 
 
Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Approximately 1 mile southeast of here was a cemetery containing one hundred and sixteen graves associated with the African American community of Huguenot Springs. Historical and archaeological evidence indicates that the cemetery was established prior to the Civil War for enslaved African Americans residing at Terre Haute farm. After emancipation, the cemetery was used by the members of the Huguenot Springs community, with the last recorded interment in 1937. The cemetery was relocated to the Powhatan Community Cemetery In Powhatan Courthouse due to the construction of Route 288.
Erected by the Department of Transportation, 2007.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 37° 33.685′ N, 77° 41.77′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is at the intersection of Huguenot Trail (Virginia Route 711) and Venita Road (Virginia Route 624), on the right when traveling west on Huguenot Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Huguenot Springs
Huguenot Trail & Venita Road (facing west) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. Huguenot Trail & Venita Road (facing west)
(approx. half a mile away); Huguenot Settlement (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Huguenot Monument (approx. mile away); Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (approx. mile away); Tuckahoe (approx. 2.8 miles away); William Webber (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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