Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Africans in Virginia
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-96.)
Location. 37° 0.062′ N, 76° 18.492′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Fenwick Road 0.2 miles east of Ingalls Road. Click for map. The marker is located at Engineer Wharf Fishing Pier parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lantaka (about 400 Spanish 1-½ Pounder (about 400 feet away); 12-Pounder Howitzer (about 400 feet away); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (about 400 feet away); Lee's Quarters (about 500 feet away); Old Point Comfort Light (about 600 feet away); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (about 600 feet away); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (about 600 feet away).
Regarding First Africans in Virginia.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study First Africans in English America marker shown.
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia Virginia: Africans, Virginia's First. (Submitted on May 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Rededicating Historical Marker for Arrival of First Africans. A state historical marker is being rededicated at Fort Monroe to recognize the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. The new marker corrects some of the narrative in the original marker. (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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