Josephine City

Josephine City (HM1M41)

Location: Berryville, VA 22611 Clarke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 8.68', W 77° 59.113'

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Early in the 1870's African Americans established Josephine City, a community originally composed of 31 one-acre lots lining a 16-foot-wide street. Twenty-four former slaves and free blacks purchased the lots at $100 an acre from Ellen McCormick, owner of Clermont Farm. The street and the community were probably named after a former slave at Clermont, Josephine Williams, purchaser of two lots. By 1900, Josephine City had become an oasis for the county's African Americans and was a self-sufficient community with a school, grocery store, gas station, boarding house, restaurant, cemetery, churches, and numerous residents.
HM NumberHM1M41
Marker NumberJ 19
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 242008 N 4337075
Decimal Degrees39.14466667, -77.98521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.68', W 77° 59.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 40.8" N, 77° 59' 6.78" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-163 Josephine St, Berryville VA 22611, US
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