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Fork Union in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Jasper

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
1. John Jasper Marker
Inscription. The Rev. John Jasper, one of the best known black preachers of the 19th century in Virginia was born a slave in Fluvanna County on 4 July 1812. After working in a tobacco factory, Jasper had a religious awakening in the later 1830s and became a preacher. Self-educated, Jasper was renowned for his fiery oratorical style and for the sermon “De Sun Do Move,” first delivered in 1878 and preached to more than 250 audiences, including the Virginia General Assembly. He organized the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond in 1867. Jasper died in late March 1901 and is buried in Richmond
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-99.)
 
Location. 37° 48.679′ N, 78° 14.503′ W. Marker is in Fork Union, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.1 miles south of Carysbrook Road (Virginia Route 615), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fork Union VA 23055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point of Fork (approx. 2.1 miles away); S. C. Abrams High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial
Wider view John Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
2. Wider view John Jasper Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fork Union Baptist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Abraham Seay (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fork Union.
 
Also see . . .  Black Past. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
John Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
3. John Jasper Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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