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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Auction Block

 
 
Auction Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 2, 2007
1. Auction Block Marker
Inscription.  Fredericksburg’s Principal Auction Site in Pre-Civil War Days for Slaves and Property
 
Erected 1984 by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 18.172′ N, 77° 27.702′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of William Street (Virginia Route 3) and Charles Streets, on the left when traveling east on William Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1877 (a few steps from this marker); 1885 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1818 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1849 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridgewater Mills (about 300 feet away); Masonic Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Site of Barton House (about 400 feet away); 1890 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Postcard Collection.
Fredericksburg's Slave Auction Block image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 2, 2007
2. Fredericksburg's Slave Auction Block
(Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
2. Postcard Collection. (Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
3. Postcard Collection. (Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. human trafficking
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,967 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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