Dred Scott And The Blow Family

Dred Scott And The Blow Family (HM1B9I)

Location: Courtland, VA 23837 Southampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 42.483', W 77° 8.547'

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Dred Scott, a slave lived as a child northeast of here on Peter Blow plantation early in the 1800s. The Blows moved to Missouri and in 1830 sold Scott to an army officer who was stationed in various free territories. Scott sued for his and his family's freedom in 1846 because he lived where slavery was illegal. In 1857, however, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress could not outlaw slavery and that Scott was property, not a citizen. The Dred Scott decision outraged abolitionists and further divided the nation. Blow's sons purchased Scott's freedom in 1857; he died in 1858.
HM NumberHM1B9I
Marker NumberUT 24
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308634 N 4064625
Decimal Degrees36.70805000, -77.14245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.483', W 77° 8.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 28.98" N, 77° 8' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)757, 434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21299 Southampton Pkwy, Courtland VA 23837, US
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