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

1820 Slave Cabin

 

— Historic Smithfield Plantation —

 
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By TeamOHE, July 25, 2020
1. 1820 Slave Cabin Marker
Inscription.  This c. 1820 slave cabin is located on the site of the Smithfield summer kitchen. The cabin is an authentic slave cabin moved from another Preston property and reassembled on the site in 1984.
 
Erected by Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution District VII.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgriculture.
 
Location. 37° 13.083′ N, 80° 25.9′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Smithfield Plantation Road 0.1 miles from Smithfield Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Historic Smithfield Plantation. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slaves' Garden (here, next to this marker); Site Of The Law Offices Of Wm. Ballard Preston (here, next to this marker); William Ballard Preston (a few steps from this marker); Smithfield Plantation (within shouting distance of this
1820 Slave Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 25, 2020
2. 1820 Slave Cabin Marker
marker); Smithfield Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Preston Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Cemetery Landscape (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Additional keywords. Slave labor, enslavement
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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