Corling's Corner

Corling's Corner (HMBJF)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.907', W 77° 24.287'

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By the 1820s, Petersburg was developing into a major industrial city. The backbone of the city's workforce was enslaved labor. At this highly visible downtown intersection known as Corling's Corner, local manufacturers, railroad companies, building contractors, and private individuals inspected and rented enslaved people to work for one-year terms in their businesses and homes. Petersburg's tobacco factories were probably the largest users of rented labor. At the end of every year, enslaved men and women were hired under a legal contract that set forth the renter's obligations to the owner. The rental of bondspeople was quite common in the South before the Civil War.
Marker NumberQA 26
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286666 N 4123295
Decimal Degrees37.23178333, -77.40478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.907', W 77° 24.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 54.42" N, 77° 24' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250 N Sycamore St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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