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

Navy Hill

 
 
Navy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2011
1. Navy Hill Marker
Inscription. The Navy Hill neighborhood, named as a tribute to nearby naval victories during the War of 1812, was settled by German immigrants beginning in 1810. It became a vibrant African American community by the turn of the century. Navy Hillís distinctive character was embodied in the buildings here between North Third and Thirteenth Streets. Navy Hill School was the only Richmond public school to employ black teachers. Area landmarks included the Bill “Bojangles” Robinson home, Good Samaritan Society, Phyllis Wheatley YMCA, and numerous churches. The construction of Interstate 95 destroyed Navy Hill in the 1960s.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 85.)
 
Location. 37° 32.83′ N, 77° 26.066′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Street and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Jackson Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engine Company No. 9 Fire Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred D. “A.D.” Price
E Jackson St & N 4th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2011
2. E Jackson St & N 4th St
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Millerís and Eggleston Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quality Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Ward (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Trolley Car System in Richmond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Navy Hill Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2011
3. Navy Hill Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 5 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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