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Green Bay in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blanche Kelso Bruce

 
 
Blanche Kelso Bruce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Blanche Kelso Bruce Marker
Inscription. Blanche Kelso Bruce, African American political leader, was born into slavery south of here on 1 Mar. 1841. He grew up in Virginia, Mississippi, and Missouri before escaping slavery during the Civil War. In 1869 Bruce moved back to Mississippi and became active in local and state politics. In Feb. 1874, the Mississippi legislature elected him to the U.S. Senate. Bruce was the first black to serve a full term in the Senate (1875-1881). After completing his term in office, he held several political positions in Washington, D.C. He died on 17 Mar. 1898 in Washington, D.C., and was interred there in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M-35.)
 
Location. 37° 8.16′ N, 78° 18.699′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) and Tower Road (County Route 623), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay VA 23942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCC Company 1390 (here, next to this marker); St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Christian Day School
Patrick Henry Hwy & Tower Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Patrick Henry Hwy & Tower Rd (facing west)
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Meherrin Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Prince Edward State Park for Negroes (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sharon Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Prince Edward County / Nottoway County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Burkeville (approx. 7 miles away); Burkeville Junction (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Biography of Blanche Kelso Bruce. United States Senate (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansPolitics
 
Hon. Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi image. Click for full size.
circa 1880
3. Hon. Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi
Library of Congress [LC-BH832- 30088]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on April 14, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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