Josephine City

Josephine City (HMIH)

Location: Berryville, VA 22611 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.678', W 77° 59.12'

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To improve the lives of former slaves, Ellen McCormick, widow of Edward McCormick of Clermont, established this African American community of 31 one-acre lots early in the 1870s. The lots, laid out on either side of the 16-foot-wide street that originated near the tollgate on the Berryville Turnpike, sold for $100 each. The community probably was named for Josephine Williams, who owned two lots. By 1900 Josephine City had become an oasis for Clarke County's African American residents and included a school, grocery store, gas station, boarding house, restaurant, cemetery, and two churches.
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HM NumberHMIH
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Marker NumberJ 19
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:49pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 241997 N 4337072
Decimal Degrees39.14463333, -77.98533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.678', W 77° 59.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 40.68" N, 77° 59' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-37 Josephine St, Berryville VA 22611, US
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