Richard and Mildred Loving

Richard and Mildred Loving (HM28PL)

Location: , VA 22514 Caroline County
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N 38° 0.441', W 77° 20.006'

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Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, of different racial backgrounds, grew up near Central Point, 11 miles east of here. They fell in love and in June 1958 were married in Washington, D.C. After returning to Central Point, they were arrested for violating the state's laws against interracial marriage, which made it a felony for interracial couples to leave Virginia, marry, and resume residence in the state. The Lovings were convicted in 1959 at the Caroline County courthouse. The case reached the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which in 1966 upheld the state's laws. In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
HM NumberHM28PL
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295137 N 4209200
Decimal Degrees38.00735000, -77.33343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.441', W 77° 20.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 26.46" N, 77° 20' 0.36000000000001" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19380 Richmond Turnpike, VA 22514, US
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