Patrick Robert "Parker" Sydnor

Patrick Robert "Parker" Sydnor (HM212V)

Location: Clarksville, VA 23927 Mecklenburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 39.371', W 78° 33.282'

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Born enslaved on one of William Sydnor's
plantations in Halifax County, Patrick Robert
"Parker" Sydnor became literate at a freedmen's
school after the Civil War. A preacher and farmer
in his youth, he began crafting grave markers
in the 1890s and remained active until the 1940s.
Sydnor won renown as a skilled stonecutter and
engraver who made his work widely accessible. His
designs and inscriptions memorialized the lives
of African Americans across Southside Virginia
His home, the nearby Patrick Robert "Parker"
Sydnor log cabin, is listed on the Virginia
Landmarks Register and the National Register
of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM212V
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 718568 N 4059518
Decimal Degrees36.65618333, -78.55470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 39.371', W 78° 33.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 39' 22.26" N, 78° 33' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VA-49, Clarksville VA 23927, US
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