St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dred and Harriet Scott
Erected 2012 by Dred Scott Heritage Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 38° 37.528′ N, 90° 11.333′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North 4th Street near Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Pulitzer (a few steps from this marker); The Old Courthouse Sold on the Steps of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reach of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); International Fur Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Slept Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); KMOX (about 300 feet away); La Rue Missouri (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
More about this marker. The Dred and Harriet Scott statue is located in front of the Old Courthouse.
Also see . . .
1. Dred Scott - Wikipedia. In 1836 Dred Scott met a teenaged slave named Harriet Robinson whose slave owner was Major Lawrence Taliaferro, an army officer from Virginia. Taliaferro allowed Scott and Harriet to marry and transferred his ownership of Harriet to Dr. Emerson so the couple could be together. In 1838, Harriet gave birth to their first child, Eliza. In 1840, they had another daughter they named Lizzie. Eventually, they would also have two sons, but neither survived past infancy. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Dred Scott v. Sandford - Wikipedia. Dred Scott (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 6. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.