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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Day

 
 
John Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. John Day Marker
Inscription. John Day, a free African American cabinetmaker and brother of Thomas Day, cabinetmaker and builder, was born in Hicksford (present-day Emporia) on 18 Feb. 1797. Licensed in 1821 as a Baptist minister, he sailed in December 1830 to Liberia, where in 1853 he became pastor of Providence Church in Monrovia, the capital. In 1854 he established Day's Hope High School. He was a delegate to Liberia's constitutional convention, a signer of its constitution and its Declaration of Independence in 1847, and the second chief justice of its supreme court. Day died in Monrovia on 15 Feb. 1859.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 48.)
 
Location. 36° 41.552′ N, 77° 32.378′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 301) and Valley Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butts Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Fearnought (within shouting distance of this marker); Hicksford Raid
North Main Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. North Main Street (facing north)
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emporia Railroad History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tarleton's Movements (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hicksford Raid Monument (approx. mile away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. African AmericansGovernment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 65 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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