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

Anthony Burns

(1834 ~ 1862)

 
 
Anthony Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., February 25, 2016
1. Anthony Burns Marker
Inscription.  Anthony Burns was born into slavery in Stafford County. In 1854 Burns escaped from Richmond, where he had been hired out, to Boston. His owner demanded his return under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Burns' arrest on 24 May 1854 inspired abolitionists to attempt his rescue. They were unsuccessful, and a judge ruled that Burns must be sent back to his owner. The episode increased antislavery sentiment across the North. Activists, including African American Bostonians, freed Burns through purchase in 1855, after which he attended Oberlin College. He became a minister and died in Canada West (later Ontario) in 1862.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-133.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1854.
 
Location. 38° 19.279′ N, 77° 28.084′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on River Road, 0.3 miles east of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map
Anthony Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., February 25, 2016
2. Anthony Burns Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Rowser Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moncure Daniel Conway (here, next to this marker); Freedom Began Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Conway House (within shouting distance of this marker); Moncure Conway House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forlorn Hope (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Sad Duty to Perform (about 500 feet away); Hobby School (about 600 feet away); Shelton Cottage (about 600 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  The Anthony Burns Marker dedication ceremony on YouTube. (Submitted on March 14, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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Nov. 29, 2022