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Near Clarksville in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor

(1854’1950)

 
 
Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
1. Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor Marker
Inscription. Born enslaved on one of William Sydnor’s plantations in Halifax County, Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor became literate at a freedmen’s school after the Civil War. A preacher and farmer in his youth, he began crafting grave markers in the 1890s and remained active until the 1940s. Sydnor won renown as a skilled stonecutter and engraver who made his work widely accessible. His designs and inscriptions memorialized the lives of African Americans across Southside Virginia His home, the nearby Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor log cabin, is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-95.)
 
Location. 36° 39.371′ N, 78° 33.282′ W. Marker is near Clarksville, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Virginia Route 49 north of U.S. 15, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville VA 23927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prestwould Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Occaneechi Indians (approx. 2 miles away); West End High School
Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 20, 2017
2. Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 6 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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