(1862 - 1953)Here lived Thomas Calhoun Walker, the first black to practice law in Gloucester County and a civil rights spokesman who vigorously advocated education and land ownership for blacks. Mr. Walker was elected for two terms to Gloucester's Board of Supervisors, serving from 1891 to 1895. President William McKinley appointed him the Commonwealth's first black collector of customs in 1893. He became the only black to hold statewide office in President Roosevelt's Works Project Administration when he was appointed Consultant and Advisor on Negro Affairs in 1934.
|Marker Number||NW 11|
|Placed By||Department of Conservation and Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 365301 N 4141761|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41286667, -76.52210000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.772', W 76° 31.326'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 46.32" N, 76° 31' 19.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6723-6739 US-17 BUS, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US|
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