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Near Milford in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard and Mildred Loving

 
 
Richard and Mildred Loving Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2018
1. Richard and Mildred Loving Marker
Inscription. Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, of different racial backgrounds, grew up near Central Point, 11 miles east of here. They fell in love and in June 1958 were married in Washington, D.C. After returning to Central Point, they were arrested for violating the state’s laws against interracial marriage, which made it a felony for interracial couples to leave Virginia, marry, and resume residence in the state. The Lovings were convicted in 1959 at the Caroline County courthouse. The case reached the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which in 1966 upheld the state’s laws. In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND 16.)
 
Location. 38° 0.441′ N, 77° 20.006′ W. Marker is near Milford, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Turnpike (U.S. 301) and Sparta Road (Virginia Route 721), on the right when traveling north on Richmond Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford VA 22514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund Pendleton's Home (about 600 feet away,
US-301 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2018
2. US-301 (facing north)
measured in a direct line); Lt. Col. George Armistead (1780-1818) (approx. half a mile away); Milford Station (approx. 2½ miles away); Caroline County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Caroline County Courthouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Caroline Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
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Also see . . .  Loving v. Virginia. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 24, 2018.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
US-301 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2018
3. US-301 (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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