Isaac Brandon Lynched, 6 April 1892

Isaac Brandon Lynched, 6 April 1892 (HM2FVZ)

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N 37° 20.549', W 77° 4.318'

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A mob of about 75 masked men dragged Brandon from a cell in the old Charles City County jail and hanged him from a tree on this hillside on the night of 6 April 1892. Brandon, a 43-year-old black man, had been held in jail on a charge of assaulting a white woman. He was married and the father of eight children. No charges were filed in connection with Brandon's murder. More than 4,000 lynchings took place in the United States between 1877 and 1950. In Virginia, approximately 100 people, the vast majority of them black men, were killed in documented lynchings. Lynch mobs terrorized African Americans and helped to maintain white supremacy.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 316464 N 4134879
Decimal Degrees37.34248333, -77.07196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.549', W 77° 4.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 32.94" N, 77° 4' 19.08" W
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