Jackson Ward

Jackson Ward (HMG1U)

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

N 37° 32.808', W 77° 26.274'

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Before the Civil War this neighborhood was home to free blacks and enslaved individuals, along with European immigrants and Jewish residents. The area served as a city electoral district (1871-1903) and is still called Jackson Ward. By the early 20th century it had become one of the premier centers of African American business, social, and residential life in the United States. Black-owned businesses such as the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, the Southern Aid Insurance Company, the Richmond Planet newspaper, and Miller's Hotel (later Eggleston Hotel) thrived during legalized racial segregation. In the 1950s the new interstate highway bisected Jackson Ward. In 1978 the area became a National Historic Landmark.
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HM NumberHMG1U
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Marker NumberSA-74
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284631 N 4158326
Decimal Degrees37.54680000, -77.43790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.808', W 77° 26.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 48.48" N, 77° 26' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 517 N 2nd St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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