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

Thomas Calhoun Walker

(1862 - 1953)

 
 
Thomas Calhoun Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Thomas Calhoun Walker Marker
Inscription. Here lived Thomas Calhoun Walker, the first black to practice law in Gloucester County and a civil rights spokesman who vigorously advocated education and land ownership for blacks. Mr. Walker was elected for two terms to Gloucester's Board of Supervisors, serving from 1891 to 1895. President William McKinley appointed him the Commonwealth's first black collector of customs in 1893. He became the only black to hold statewide office in President Roosevelt's Works Project Administration when he was appointed Consultant and Advisor on Negro Affairs in 1934.
 
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW 11.)
 
Location. 37° 24.772′ N, 76° 31.326′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Business US 17 and Calhoun Street, on the left when traveling south on Business US 17. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Gwynn's Island (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ware Church (about 600 feet away); Pvt. James Daniel Gardner (approx. 0.4 miles
Main St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Main St (facing west)
away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memoriam John Clayton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Werowocomoco (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  The Thomas Calhoun Walker House. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansGovernmentNotable Persons
 
Home of Thomas Calhoun Walker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
3. Home of Thomas Calhoun Walker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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