Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery

Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery (HM19SY)

Location: Bristol, VA 24201
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N 36° 35.712', W 82° 10.41'

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This site was established in 1857 by Bristol founder Joseph Rhea Anderson for the purpose of a slave cemetery. Buried nearby are twelve slaves including Old Si Goodson, who died in 1862, purportedly at the age of 132, reputed to be the oldest man in the world. Others include Si's son Abe who walked to Bristol from Mississippi. Melzeeda "Aunt Mellie" Anderson (a cook for the Anderson family) d. 1857, Jacob "Jake" Bosang (whose grave was marked for years with a white post), Rosie "Anderson" d. 1859, LuAnna Goodson, Mary Stoffle, Luke Anderson d. 1862, Caesar Susong, and others unknown.
HM NumberHM19SY
Year Placed2012
Placed ByChristmas Tour of Homes
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 395033 N 4050609
Decimal Degrees36.59520000, -82.17350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.712', W 82° 10.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 42.72" N, 82° 10' 24.60" W
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Area Code(s)540, 276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-207 Lottie St, Bristol VA 24201, US
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