69 Slaves Escape to Freedom Historical

69 Slaves Escape to Freedom Historical (HM1VIX)

Location: White Stone, VA 22578 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.29', W 76° 24.534'

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About 2,400 enslaved African Americans in Virginia escaped to the British during the War of 1812, encouraged in part by a proclamation issued on 2 Apr. 1814 offering them freedom and resettlement in "His Majesty's Colonies." Three enslaved men from Corotoman, a plantation two miles west of here, fled on 18 Apr. 1814. Several days later, they guided British barges back to carry off friends and relatives, including 46 children, the largest group of slaves to leave a Chesapeake Bay plantation during the war. Some settled in Nova Scotia or Trinidad. British reparations later compensated some owners for departed slaves, including, in 1828, those from Corotoman.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375693 N 4166603
Decimal Degrees37.63816667, -76.40890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.29', W 76° 24.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 17.4" N, 76° 24' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20945 Mary Ball Rd, White Stone VA 22578, US
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