Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Sarah Jane Richmond
Sarah Jane Richmond, born in 1869, was appointed as Grambling's first Postmistress on April 16, 1907, a post she held for four years. She was also a founding member of Grambling's first Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in 1944. Sarah's father-in-law, Alfred Richmond, was one of the former slaves who helped to settle and develop Grambling. She and her husband, Lafayette, were instrumental in founding Lewis Temple CME Church, and they provided housing for GSU founder Charles P. Adams until he could secure his own housing.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Communications • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1907.
Location. 32° 32.273′ N, 92° 42.823′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue (State Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Ruth Bradford (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Ruby Lee Weekly Billups (here, next to this marker); Loester "L.D." Land (here, next to this marker); Dr. Arthur Daniel "A.D." Smith, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Tommy Lee Agee (here, next to this marker); Charlene S. Greene (here, next to this marker); Rosetta Hill Days (here, next to this marker); The Honorable Pinkie Carolyn Wilkerson (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.