Gravel Hill

Gravel Hill (HMBKT)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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N 37° 26.206', W 77° 15.348'

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Following a successful case before the Virginia Court of Appeals in 1777, the slaves of John Pleasants were allowed to follow the dictates of his 1771 will and were freed. His son, Robert Pleasants then gave seventy-eight former slaves 350 acres of his plantation. A community developed known as "Gravelly Hill". Here in 1801, a Quaker school for blacks was established and following the Civil War, the Gravel Hill Baptist Church was founded. Gravel Hill Community Center, c. 1930, once a public school, became a facility operated by Henrico County in 1970.
Marker NumberHC 17
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300428 N 4145715
Decimal Degrees37.43676667, -77.25580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.206', W 77° 15.348'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 12.36" N, 77° 15' 20.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5423 Longbridge Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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