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Octavious V. Catto

(1839-1871)

 
 
Octavious V. Catto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Octavious V. Catto Marker
Inscription. An early graduate of the Institute for Colored Youth. Catto, lived here, was an educator, Union Army major, and political organizer. In 1871 he was assassinated by rioters while urging Blacks to vote. His death was widely mourned.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.55′ N, 75° 9.354′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 812 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Mara Adger (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry L. Phillips (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Whipper (about 600 feet away); Institute For Colored Youth (about 600 feet away); Joe Venuti (about 600 feet away); Pennsylvania Hospital (about 700 feet away); Henry George (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine Company No. 11 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Octavious V. Catto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Octavious V. Catto Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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