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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Auction Block

 
 
Auction Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 2, 2007
1. Auction Block Marker
Inscription. Fredericksburg’s Principal Auction Site in Pre-Civil War Days for Slaves and Property.
 
Erected 1984 by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation.
 
Location. 38° 18.172′ N, 77° 27.702′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of William Street (Virginia Route 3) and Charles Streets, on the left when traveling east on William Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridgewater Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Site of Barton House (about 400 feet away); The Booth House (about 400 feet away); Hostages (about 500 feet away); Fredericksburg Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Second Town Hall / Market House (about 500 feet away); The Market Square (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Postcard Collection. (Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
2. Postcard Collection. (Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
3. Postcard Collection. (Submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, US
 
Fredericksburg's Slave Auction Block image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 2, 2007
2. Fredericksburg's Slave Auction Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,825 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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