Montgomery Hall Park

Montgomery Hall Park (HM21D0)

Location: Staunton, VA 24401
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N 38° 8.747', W 79° 5.381'

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Montgomery Hall Park, a municipal park for
African Americans during the segregation era,
opened on 4 July 1947. The Rev. T. J. Jemison
of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, an African
American community leader, persuaded Staunton
City Council to purchase about 150 acres for
the project. The land had been part of John
Howe Peyton's Montgomery Hall plantation,
established early in the 19th century. A committee
of African American citizens appointed by City
Council managed the park, which featured a
swimming pool, bowling alley, and picnic facilities
and drew crowds from throughout central
Virginia. Staunton's park system was desegregated
late in the 1960s.
HM NumberHM21D0
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 667395 N 4223714
Decimal Degrees38.14578333, -79.08968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.747', W 79° 5.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 44.82" N, 79° 5' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Montgomery Ave, Staunton VA 24401, US
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