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

John Chavis

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. John Chavis Marker
Inscription.
John Chavis (1763 – 1838), a free-born African-American veteran of the American Revolution was a native of Granville County, North Carolina. He was also one of the first college-educated men of color in the United States. Chavis studied at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1792 and attended Liberty Hall Academy (present-day Washington and Lee University) in 1796. The Lexington Presbytery licensed him to preach in 1800. Chavis returned to North Carolina where he taught free blacks in the evenings and white students by day. One of the latter was Willie P. Mangum who became a U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I-24.)
 
Location. 37° 47.196′ N, 79° 26.652′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Washington Street north of Lee Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Home of Traveller (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee-Jackson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morris House
John Chavis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. John Chavis Marker
(about 400 feet away); Alben W. Barkley (about 500 feet away); Cyrus Hall McCormick (about 500 feet away); Hopkins Green (about 700 feet away); General Lee’s Beloved Traveller (about 700 feet away); Traveller’s Grave (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Marker in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Marker in Lexington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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