Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Boyd was born in Washington County on September 15, 1838. His mother and sister were servants in the household of Virginia governor Wyndham Robertson, both in Richmond and in Abingdon at The Meadows, half a mile in front of you. By 1867, Boyd had moved to Richmond. He was an officer in the United Lincoln Club, a freedmanís bank, in 1868. In 1870 as vice president of the Colored National Labor Union (founded 1869), he was marshal of a Richmond parade celebrating the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, which gave black men the right to vote. Boyd failed to win a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1870 but served on the Richmond City Council (1872-1873) and as Assistant Assessor of the U.S. Internal Revenue.
Petit jury empanelled to try Jefferson Davis for treason, ca. May 1867. Landon Boyd standing in rear of right-hand image, 5th from right - Courtesy Valentine Richmond History Center
Grave marker, Landon Boyd (correct year of death is 1899) Courtesy David Winship
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 42.666′ N, 81° 58.002′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of A Street South East and Tanner Street South East, on the right when traveling south on A Street South East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Blackís Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Virginia Creeper Governor John B. Floyd (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Female Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barter Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha Washington College (approx. half a mile away); Abingdon (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
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