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Okahumpka in Lake County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins

 
 
Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, March 14, 2015
1. Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker
Inscription.  
Attorney Virgil Darnell Hawkins
1906-1988
Florida and Okahumpka’s
Civil Rights Pioneer
May his personal sacrifices
which desegregated
Florida's universities
and provided legal assistance
to those in need,
inspire future generations

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 28° 44.885′ N, 81° 53.761′ W. Marker is in Okahumpka, Florida, in Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Virgil Hawkins Circle and County Road 470 on Virgil Hawkins Circle. Marker is right across from Okahumpka's Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Okahumpka FL 34762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Casino (approx. 7.7 miles away); Adamsville (approx. 8½ miles away); Baker House (approx. 8.9 miles away); Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 9 miles away); Villa City (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sumterville
Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, March 14, 2015
2. Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker
Distant view of marker, which is across the street from the post office.
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(approx. 10.2 miles away); Town of Astatula Cemetery (approx. 10½ miles away); Lake County Courthouse (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the Florida Black Heritage Marker Series
 
Also see . . .  Virgil D. Hawkins obituary from New York Times. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.)
 
Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, March 14, 2015
3. Attorney Virgil Darnell Hopkins Marker
Photo of Dawkins on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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