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

Lincoln Visit

Stafford, Virginia

 
 
Lincoln Visit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
1. Lincoln Visit Marker
Inscription.  On April 10, 1863, President Lincoln was here at the Stafford Courthouse headquarters of General O.O. Howard. Taking off his hat to get in Howard's tent, he noticed scripture written on tablets. The men discussed Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want." Later, Linclon selected Howard to be commissioner of the “Freedmen's Bureau” for freed slaves. In 1867, the general founded Howard University in D.C.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 38° 25.369′ N, 77° 24.541′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Courthouse Road (County Route 630), on the right when traveling south. Located near the entrance to the courthouse. Touch for map.
Lincoln Visit Marker unveiling image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
2. Lincoln Visit Marker unveiling
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. English Knot Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Virginia Tech Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Adams Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); In memory of the Oklahoma City tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford County Tri-Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of September 11, 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford County Armed Services Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
More about this marker. Marker part of Stafford 350th anniversary celebration.
 
Lincoln Visit Marker in front of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 19, 2014
3. Lincoln Visit Marker in front of Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2014, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2014, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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