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Ahoskie in Hertford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert Lee Van

1879-1940

 
 
Robert Lee Van Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
1. Robert Lee Van Marker
Inscription. African American editor, lawyer, and civil rights advocate. Led Pittsburgh Courier, 1910-1940. He was born 4 miles east.
 
Erected 2011 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number A 85.)
 
Location. 36° 17.377′ N, 76° 59.376′ W. Marker is in Ahoskie, North Carolina, in Hertford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Academy Street (U.S. 13) and 1st StreetW (North Carolina Highway 561), on the right when traveling south on North Academy Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ahoskie NC 27910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 4-H Club (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chowan Academy (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hertford County UDC Monument (approx. 8 miles away); Burning of Winton (approx. 8 miles away); Hertford County WWI Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Burning of Winton (approx. 8.1 miles away); Potecasi Creek (approx. 8.2 miles away); John W. Moore (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
N Academy St & 1st St W image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 27, 2012
2. N Academy St & 1st St W
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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