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Franktown in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Jacob Carter

 
 
Peter Jacob Carter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Peter Jacob Carter Marker
Inscription.  Born enslaved on 29 May 1845 near Eastville, Northampton County, Peter Jacob Carter served in the 10th United States Colored Troops during the Civil War and afterward attended Hampton Institute. He represented Northampton in the House of Delegates from 1871 to 1879, was conspicuous in First Congressional District politics, chaired Republican state conventions and African American mass meetings, and attended the party’s national conventions. A prominent Eastern Shore politician, in the 1880s he joined the Readjuster Party, led by former Confederate general William Mahone. Carter died 19 July 1886 and was buried in the family cemetery near Franktown.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY 11-a.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1845.
 
Location. 37° 28.588′ 
Peter Jacob Carter Marker, along Bayside Road, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Peter Jacob Carter Marker, along Bayside Road, looking west
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N, 75° 53.076′ W. Marker is in Franktown, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Bayside Road (County Road 618), on the right when traveling west. Located at the Bethel Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7638 Bayside Road, Nassawadox VA 23413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Northampton Landmarks (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Old Willis Wharf Storehouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Quarter Kitchen (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wooden Remnant (approx. 5.1 miles away); The African American Almshouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (approx. 5.1 miles away); Grace and William Eyre (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Barrier Islands Center (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Peter Jacob Carter Marker, eastbound Bayside Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Peter Jacob Carter Marker, eastbound Bayside Road
Peter Jacob Carter Marker located at the Bethel Baptist Church, Franktown image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. Peter Jacob Carter Marker located at the Bethel Baptist Church, Franktown
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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