Dick Pointer Cemetery


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History Stop

Adjacent to Carnegie Hall is a cemetery with a historical marker detailing the bravery of African American slave Dick Pointer during a Shawnee attack in 1778. He helped save about 60 settlers when Shawnee warriors attacked Fort Donnally near Lewisburg. A petition to the government for his freedom was denied, but he was purchased and freed in 1801. He was granted a life lease on land where he lived until his death in 1827.

Many enslaved and free African Americans are buried here, including Dick Pointer.

Researched by Belinda Anderson

 

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