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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913)

 
 
Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 21, 2021
1. Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) Marker
Inscription.  D. Webster Davis, author, clergyman, and educator, was born into slavery in Caroline or Hanover County. He attended public school in Richmond after the Civil War and, beginning in 1879, taught in the city school system for 33 years. In 1887 Davis helped found the Virginia Teachers' Reading Circle, the stat'es first organization for African American educators. His book Idle Moments, Containing Emancipation and Other Poems (1895) reflected the challenges of his generation. He also wrote a book about African American history, was pastor of Second Baptist Church of Manchester, and traveled widely as a lecturer. Webster Davis traveled widely as a lecturer. Webster Davis Elementary School was formerly located near here at 4410 Northampton St.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-97.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 37° 31.206′ N, 77° 24.211′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Admiral Gravely Boulevard and Hobbs Lane, on the right when traveling west on Admiral Gravely Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 930 Admiral Gravely Blvd, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian School in Fulton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel L. Gravely Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Powhatan's Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); 3420 East Broad Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Powhatan Stone (approx. 0.6 miles away); James River Steam Brewery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 21, 2021
2. Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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