Fort Monroe, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Africans in Virginia
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-96.)
Location. 37° 0.062′ N, 76° 18.492′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia. Marker is on Fenwick Road 0.2 miles east of Ingalls Road. Touch 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. A different marker also named First Africans in Virginia (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Fort Monroe History Fort Monroe Seawall History (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineer Wharf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Monroe Seawall History (about 300 feet away); Lantaka (about 400 feet away); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (about 400 feet away); 12-Pounder Howitzer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
Also see . . . Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “First Africans in Virginia” (Submitted on February 12, 2019.)
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.