The Quarters

The Quarters (HMFY0)

Location: Orange, VA 22960 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.102', W 78° 10.146'

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"The Negro habitations are separate from the dwelling house both here and all over Virginia, and they form a kind of village."
- Journal of Sir Augustus John Foster, 1807

The Quarters, a cluster of wooden buildings segregated from the main house, provided shelter for some of Montpelier's enslaved community. Accommodating both individuals and families, they were located near the workplace to assure efficient production. Within the harsh realities of slavery, the quarters became a kind of village where people developed strategies for coping with their living and working conditions, adapted to their master's requirements, and preserved their African heritage. The quarters also became an important crucible for emerging African American cultural traditions.
HM NumberHMFY0
Marker Number17
Placed ByMontpelier Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 747830 N 4233833
Decimal Degrees38.21836667, -78.16910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.102', W 78° 10.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 6.12" N, 78° 10' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 S Montpelier Rd, Orange VA 22960, US
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