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Near New Canton in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carter G. Woodson Birthplace

 
 
Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Carter Godwin Woodson was born about three miles east on 19 December 1875. As a youth he mined coal near Huntington, W. Va. He earned degrees at Berea College (B.L., 1903), University of Chicago (B.A. and M.A., 1908), and Harvard (Ph. D., 1912) -- one of the first blacks awarded a doctorate by Harvard. In 1915 he organized the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and in 1916 established the Journal of Negro History. Known as the Father of Afro-American History, Woodson founded Negro History Week - now Afro-American History month - in 1926. He died in Washington, D.C., on 3 April 1950.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 3, 1950.
 
Location. 37° 41.993′ N, 78° 18.747′ W. Marker is near New Canton, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the
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intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and C. G. Woodson Drive (County Route 670), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Canton VA 23123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckingham County / Fluvanna County (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.3 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Carter G. Woodson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bremo (approx. 1.3 miles away); Arvonia (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Carter G. Woodson (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Canton.
 
Also see . . .  Carter G. Woodson. The father of black history. (Submitted on March 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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