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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1849.
Location. 37° 56.846′ N, 77° 53.596′ W. Marker is near Mineral, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Jefferson Highway (Virginia 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 are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Michie House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 7.8 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, (Submitted on August 4, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 95 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 6, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.