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

James F. Lipscomb

 
 
James F. Lipscomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. James F. Lipscomb Marker
Inscription. James F. Lipscomb was born a free black on 4 December 1830 in Cumberland County. He worked first as a farm laborer, then as a carriage driver in Richmond. In 1867 he returned to Cumberland County, where he accumulated more than 500 acres of land. Lipscomb served in the House of Delegates between 1869 and 1877, one of 87 African-Americans elected to the General Assembly in the late 19th century. In 1871 he opened a general store in his home, part of which stands nearby, and operated it until his death on 10 August 1893. His grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John and Romaine Lipscomb, moved it into a new building on this site in 1921. The Lipscomb store, a community institution and social center, was closed in 1971 and demolished in 1987.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 55.)
 
Location. 37° 21.572′ N, 78° 22.713′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland Road (State Highway 45), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away);
James F. Lipscomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. James F. Lipscomb Marker
Cumberland Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Cumberland Church (approx. one mile away); Needham Law School (approx. 2.6 miles away); High Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bizarre (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cumberland County / Prince Edward County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Farmville (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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