Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
Resident of Petersburg
First President of the Republic of Liberia
1848-1855 + 1871-1876
Joseph Jenkins Roberts worked on Union Street, about 100 yards northwest of here.
This marker was authorized June 7, 1977 by the City Council of Petersburg.
Hermanze E. Fauntleroy, Jr., Mayor * Barbara P. Shell, Vice Mayor
Charles H. Cuthbert, IV * Arthur T. Ford * Robert L. Frazier
Clyde Johnson * Gilbert A. Monti
William R. Cook, City Manager
With support from the The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Incorporated.
Location. 37° 13.595′ N, 77° 24.184′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of W. Wythe Street (U.S. 1) and S. Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling east on W. Wythe Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Formation of the Southern Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKenney Library (about 600 feet away); McKenney House Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Noted Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petersburg Volunteers 1812 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Jenkins Roberts - 1st and 7th President of Liberia. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. American Colonization Society. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. History of Liberia. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. American Colonization Society; slavery; Free People of Color; Monrovia, Americo-Liberians; ASALH; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.