Execution of Gabriel

Execution of Gabriel (HM9T4)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.23', W 77° 25.665'

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Near here is the early site of the Richmond gallows and "Burial Ground for Negroes." On 10 Oct. 1800, Gabriel, an enslaved blacksmith from Brookfield plantation in Henrico County, was executed there for attempting to lead a mass uprising against slavery on 30 Aug. 1800. A fierce rainstorm delayed the insurrection, which then was betrayed by two slaves. Gabriel escaped and eluded capture until 23 Sept., when he was arrested in Norfolk. He was returned to Richmond on 27 Sept. and incarcerated in the Virginia State Penitentiary. On 6 Oct. he stood trial and was condemned. At least 25 of his supporters were also put to death there or in other jurisdictions.
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HM NumberHM9T4
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Marker NumberSA 66
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285500 N 4157234
Decimal Degrees37.53716667, -77.42775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.23', W 77° 25.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 13.80" N, 77° 25' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1504-1508 US Route 250, Richmond VA 23219, US
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