Dick Pointer

Dick Pointer (HMECS)

Location: Lewisburg, WV 24901 Greenbrier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.075', W 80° 26.94'

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Enslaved African, noted for bravery in defense of Fort Donnally during Shawnee attack May 29, 1778. He was granted his freedom by James Rodgers in 1801. Land granted to other defenders; his 1795 pension petition, supported locally, denied. Reportedly citizens built cabin for Pointer, who died in 1827. Buried with military honors in the African-American cemetery on Church St.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000, West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 548506 N 4183906
Decimal Degrees37.80125000, -80.44900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.075', W 80° 26.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 4.50" N, 80° 26' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 Church St, Lewisburg WV 24901, US
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