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King and Queen historical marker to memorialize lynching victim

A state historical highway marker to memorialize James Horace Carter, an African-American man who was lynched 100 years ago will be dedicated at noon on Saturday in King and Queen County.

Although the incident garnered substantial publicity around the country, no one was ever brought to justice for the Carter lynching, the only documented lynching in King and Queen County, a release said.

The dedication will take place in the King and Queen County courthouse, 242 Allens Circle, King and Queen C.H. The marker unveiling will take place at the marker site at the intersection of Allens Circle and Route 14, yards away from the courthouse.

Speakers will include Joseph S. H. Rogers, Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, and members of James Horace Carter’s family. The public is invited to join the ceremony in person or to view the livestream at

A soil sample collected from the Carter ...

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