John Chavis

John Chavis (HM13S1)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.196', W 79° 26.652'

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John Chavis (1763 - 1838), a free-born African-American veteran of the American Revolution was a native of Granville County, North Carolina. He was also one of the first college-educated men of color in the United States. Chavis studied at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1792 and attended Liberty Hall Academy (present-day Washington and Lee University) in 1796. The Lexington Presbytery licensed him to preach in 1800. Chavis returned to North Carolina where he taught free blacks in the evenings and white students by day. One of the latter was Willie P. Mangum who became a U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
HM NumberHM13S1
Marker NumberI 24
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 636994 N 4183278
Decimal Degrees37.78660000, -79.44420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.196', W 79° 26.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 11.76" N, 79° 26' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 W Washington St, Lexington VA 24450, US
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