Franklin and Armfield Slave Office

Franklin and Armfield Slave Office (HM1DMX)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.233', W 77° 3.283'

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(1315 Duke Street)

Isaac Franklin and John Armfield leased this brick building with access to the wharves and docks in 1828 as a holding pen for enslaved people being shipped from Northern Virginia to Louisiana. They purchased the building and three lots in 1832. From this location Armfield bought bondspeople at low prices and shipped them south to his partner Franklin in Natchez Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana, to be sold at higher prices. By the 1830s, they often sold 1,000 people annually, operating as one of the largest slave-trading companies in the United States until 1836. Slave traders continuously owned the property until 1861.
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HM NumberHM1DMX
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Marker NumberE-131
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321580 N 4297018
Decimal Degrees38.80388333, -77.05471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.233', W 77° 3.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 13.98" N, 77° 3' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1321 Duke St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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