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

Quarter Place Trailhead

 
 
Quarter Place Trailhead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
1. Quarter Place Trailhead Marker
Inscription.  
The Quarter Place Trail is a half mile long, culminating at the Slave & African American Cemetery. The terrain slopes at the trailhead, levels off, and then steepens as it descends to the cemetery. The one-mile round trip walk is of moderate difficulty. Please take into consideration the somewhat steep ascent from the cemetery as you return. The Exhibit Cabin, just within sight, is the first feature on the trail.

The name Quarter Place appears on 19th century deeds and maps of Red Hill to describe the grouping of living quarters of the slaves and African Americans living at Red Hill from the 18th century until the mid-20th century. This area was also an industrial site for tobacco production, which was grown on the "low grounds" just off the east bank of the Staunton River, about one mile south of this spot.

Features
200 feet-Exhibit Cabin (a)
300 feet-Slave Cabin Foundations (B)
500 feet-Curing Barn (C)
1/4 mile-Ordering Pit (D)
1/2 mile-Slave & African American Cemetery (E)
 
Erected by Red Hill, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
 
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Location. 37° 2.017′ N, 78° 53.917′ W. Marker is in Brookneal, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from Red Hill Road (Route 677) one mile Staunton Hill Road (Route 619), on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the north side of the parking lot and it is located 50 feet west of the bust of Patrick Henry in the Commonwealth Courtyard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Red Hill Rd, Brookneal VA 24528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave and African American Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Red Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Family Graveyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Law Office of Patrick Henry (about 500 feet away); Osage Orange Tree (about 500 feet away); Patrick Henry House (about 500 feet away); Slave Cabin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookneal.
 
Also see . . .  Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
Close up of map in the Quarter Place Trailhead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
2. Close up of map in the Quarter Place Trailhead Marker
. (Submitted on January 16, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland.)
 
Commonwealth Courtyard with flags and a bust of Patrick Henry. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
3. Commonwealth Courtyard with flags and a bust of Patrick Henry.
Marker is barely visible as a white speck on the left side of image.
Quarter Place Cabin, which is part of the Quarter Place Trail. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
4. Quarter Place Cabin, which is part of the Quarter Place Trail.
Slave Cabin Foundations & sign, which are along the Quarter Place Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
5. Slave Cabin Foundations & sign, which are along the Quarter Place Trail
Slave & African American Cemetery, which are at the terminus of the Quarter Place Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Lassman, August 18, 2018
6. Slave & African American Cemetery, which are at the terminus of the Quarter Place Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 15, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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