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Phoebus in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Baptist Pierce

(1875-1942)

 
 
John Baptist Pierce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. John Baptist Pierce Marker
Inscription.  Cooperative Extension Service pioneer, innovator, and educator, John Baptist Pierce was appointed in 1906 by Seaman Knapp and H. B. Frissell of Hampton Institute as the first Negro farm demonstration agent for Virginia. Pierce served for 35 years as district agent for Virginia and North Carolina and as the United States Department of Agriculture field agent for the upper southern states. Pierce's "Live-at-Home and Community Improvement Program" was a unique innovation which helped many rural Virginians raise their standards of living.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number S-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 37° 1.433′ N, 76° 19.871′ W. Marker is in Phoebus in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60) and East Tyler Street
Settlers Landing Rd & E Tyler St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Settlers Landing Rd & E Tyler St
, on the right when traveling east on Settlers Landing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emancipation Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Emancipation Oak (about 300 feet away); Second Church at Kecoughtan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phoebus (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hampton Indian Program (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton VAMC National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoebus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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