Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
Resident of Petersburg
First President of the Republic of Liberia
1848-1855 + 1871-1876
Joseph Jenkins Roberts worked on Union Street, about 100 yards northwest of here.
This marker was authorized June 7, 1977 by the City Council of Petersburg.
Hermanze E. Fauntleroy, Jr., Mayor * Barbara P. Shell, Vice Mayor
Charles H. Cuthbert, IV * Arthur T. Ford * Robert L. Frazier
Clyde Johnson * Gilbert A. Monti
William R. Cook, City Manager
With support from the The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Incorporated.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1867.
Location. 37° 13.595′ N, 77° 24.184′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of W. Wythe Street (U.S. 1) and S. Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling east on W. Wythe StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Formation of the Southern Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKenney Library (about 600 feet away); McKenney House (about 600 feet away); Virginia Voters League (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince Hall Masons in Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Noted Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Jenkins Roberts - 1st and 7th President of Liberia. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. American Colonization Society. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. History of Liberia. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. American Colonization Society; slavery; Free People of Color; Monrovia, Americo-Liberians; ASALH; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,694 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.