Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In the spring of 1800, Frank, an enslaved charcoal-burner, produced most of the charcoal in "coal-kilns" on the mountaintop; he learned his trade from the German charcoal-burner Jacob Silknitter. David Hern, Lewis, and six hired slaves cut 200 cords of "coal wood" for Frank to use for charcoal production. Charcoal-burners like Frank earned a "half dime for every bushel to the cord of wood" that their kilns yielded. Jefferson used cash incentives to maximize the efficiency of work performed by Frank and other enslaved charcoal burners—James Hubbard, Cary, and David Hern. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Monticello—entrance fee is required. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood Trades (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Monticello Graveyard (about 400 feet away); Nursery (about 400 feet away); Nail-Making (about 400 feet away); Discovering Mulberry Row (about 600 feet away); The Levy Legacy (about 600 feet away); Smokehouse/Dairy (about 700 feet away); Mulberry Row (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. This is marker #11 in the "Mulberry Row at Monticello - Landscape of Slavery" panel series (link to series provided on this page).
Also see . . . Mulberry Row at Monticello - Landscape of Slavery panel series. (Submitted on December 14, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.