Lott Cary Birthplace

Lott Cary Birthplace (HMHHL)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.832', W 77° 4.472'

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A mile and a half northwest, Lott Cary was born in slavery about 1780. In 1804 his owner, John Bowry, a Methodist minister, hired him out to a Richmond tobacco firm. Cary joined the First Baptist Church in 1807. He purchased his freedom and became a Baptist minister in 1813, then founded the African Missionary Society in 1815. Cary sailed for Africa in 1821 as the continent's first African-American missionary. He established Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, and several schools. As a political and military leader, Cary helped Liberia survive as a colony of free American blacks. He died there in November 1828.
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HM NumberHMHHL
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Marker NumberV 27
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 316288 N 4137257
Decimal Degrees37.36386667, -77.07453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.832', W 77° 4.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 49.92" N, 77° 4' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9600 Courthouse Rd, Charles City VA 23030, US
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