Giles Beecher Jackson

Giles Beecher Jackson (HM17HE)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.78', W 77° 26.3'

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ca. 1852-1924

The first African American to practice law before the Supreme Court of Virginia, Jackson lived and worked in Jackson Ward. Although local tradition holds that Jackson Ward was named for him, in fact, the ward's name first appeared during his childhood. In 1903 Jackson secured a charter from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Negro Development and Exposition Company to facilitate the Negro Exhibit at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition in 1907. He helped organize the Southern Negro Business League as well as the Richmond Negro Exposition of 1915. Jackson also co-authored The Industrial History of the Negro Race in Virginia.
HM NumberHM17HE
Marker NumberSA 76
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284591 N 4158275
Decimal Degrees37.54633333, -77.43833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.78', W 77° 26.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 46.80" N, 77° 26' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 N 2nd St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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