Near Mineral in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Henry Box Brown
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-235.)
Location. 37° 56.846′ N, 77° 53.596′ W. Marker is near Mineral, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Jefferson Highway (Virginia Route 33) half a mile east of Cross Country Road (U.S. 522), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral VA 23117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jack Jouett's Ride (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cuckoo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richardson and Morton Schools (approx. 5 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 (approx. 5.9 miles away); Historic Louisa (approx. 7.7 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 7.8 miles away); John Mercer Langston Birthplace (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral.
Also see . . . Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself. Electronic Edition of book by Henry Box Brown published in Manchester in 1851. “Here is a man who has been the hero of one of the most extraordinary achievements I ever heard of;—he came to me on Saturday Morning last, in a box tightly hooped, marked THIS SIDE UP, by overland express, from the city of Richmond!! Did you ever hear of any thing in all your life to beat that? Nothing that was done on the barricades of Paris exceeded this cool and deliberate intrepidity. To appreciate fully the boldness and risk of the achievement, you ought to see the box and hear all the circumstances. The box is in the clear three feet one inch long, two feet six inches deep, and two feet wide. It was a regular old store box such as you see (Submitted on August 4, 2017.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 18 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 6, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.