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Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Harriet Jacobs

c. 1813 - 1897

 
 
Harriet Jacobs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
1. Harriet Jacobs Marker
Inscription.  Fugitive slave, writher & abolitionist. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) depicts her early life. Lived in Edenton.
 
Erected 1998 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number A-72.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWomen. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 36° 3.706′ N, 76° 36.47′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street (State Highway 32) and Gale Street, on the right when traveling north on North Broad Street. The marker stands in front of Vistors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 North Broad Street, Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edenton United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Picture of Harriet Ann Jacobs on display at Vistors Center Edenton NC image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
2. Picture of Harriet Ann Jacobs on display at Vistors Center Edenton NC
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henderson Walker (about 300 feet away); The Iredell House (about 300 feet away); Joseph Hewes (about 300 feet away); James Iredell (about 300 feet away); Samuel Johnston (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Judgement Day. Rsource Bank Teacher Guide (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. by Harriet Jacobs (penname Linda Brent) (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

3. Harriet Jacobss First Assignment. Part of the New York Times' Disunion series, Scott Korb's article (Sept. 7, 2012) depicts Harriet Jacobs' reporting on refugee life in Washington, D.C. in 1862. (Submitted on September 7, 2012.) 
 
Vistor Center Edenton NC image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 12, 2010
3. Vistor Center Edenton NC
Harriet Jacobs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
4. Harriet Jacobs Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   4. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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