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

Lott Cary Birthplace

 
 
Lott Cary Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
1. Lott Cary Birthplace Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half northwest, Lott Cary was born in slavery about 1780. In 1804 his owner, John Bowry, a Methodist minister, hired him out to a Richmond tobacco firm. Cary joined the First Baptist Church in 1807. He purchased his freedom and became a Baptist minister in 1813, then founded the African Missionary Society in 1815. Cary sailed for Africa in 1821 as the continent's first African-American missionary. He established Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, and several schools. As a political and military leader, Cary helped Liberia survive as a colony of free American blacks. He died there in November 1828.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 27.)
 
Location. 37° 21.832′ N, 77° 4.472′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 155) and Spoth Lott Cary road (Virginia Route 602) on Courthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles City C. H. (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Hope & Court House (approx. 1.5 miles away);
Courthouse Rd & S Lott Cary Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
2. Courthouse Rd & S Lott Cary Rd
America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Eye Witness to a Revolution (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shifting Ground (approx. 1.5 miles away); Three Courthouse Essentials (approx. 1.5 miles away); Greenway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ruthville (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lott Cary Birthsite (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The History of Lott Carey. Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Lott Cary. Richmond Times-Dispatch (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary. University of North Carolina - Documenting the American South (Submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Courthouse Road (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
3. Courthouse Road (facing north)
Lott Cary House, Charles City County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. Lott Cary House, Charles City County
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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