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Booker T. Washington National Monument
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic District
U.S. National Monument
Booker T. Washington National Monument is located in Virginia
Location: Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Nearest city: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°7′24″N 79°45′57″W / 37.12333°N 79.76583°W / 37.12333; -79.76583Coordinates: 37°7′24″N 79°45′57″W / 37.12333°N 79.76583°W / 37.12333; -79.76583
Area: 198.8 acres (80.5 ha)
Built/Founded: 1856
Visitation: 19,321 (2002)
Governing body: National Park Service
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NMON: April 2, 1956
NRHP Reference#: 66000834

The Booker T. Washington National Monument is a National Monument near Hardy, Franklin County, Virginia. It preserves portions of the 207-acre (0.90 km²) tobacco farm on which educator and leader Booker T. Washington was born into slavery on April 5, 1856. It provides interpretation of Washington's life and achievements, as well as interpretation of 1850s slavery and farming through the use of buildings, gardens, crafts and animals.

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966[1] and designated a National Monument on April 2, 1956.

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  

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