By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

John Evans Lynching
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 46.261 W 082° 38.806
17R E 337732 N 3072923
Quick Description: Descretely hidden on this telephone pole is a marker about a historic lynching.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:38:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM74C7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 13

Long Description:
At this intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. or (Ninth St.) and the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hwy. (Central Ave.) John Evans was lynched. Nov. 12, 1914.

-----
His name appears on this comprehensive listing of lynchings.

(visit link)
-----

The Annotated Bibliography of Lynching, found on Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=tOpP_gZ3kJEC&pg=PA147&lpg=PA147&dq=%22john+evans%22+lynched+st+petersburg&source=bl&ots=0VcRrHjsY4&sig=-JCRiS66nmlsSkJqFjxIzyAPQ3A&hl=en&ei=HvubSrz4KeOK8QbD05ysBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#v=onepage&q=%22john%20evans%22%20lynched%20st%20petersburg&f=false) lists the following:
1488. Wilson, Jon L. "Days of Fear: A Lynching in St Petersburg." Tampa Bay History, Vol 5, No 2 (Fall/Winter 1983):4-26. Hanging of john Evans, black suspect in murder and possible rape cases, 1914.

-----

A link (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19900212&id=9MwNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZnUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7111,3035493) to a 1990 St Petersburg times article microfilm that discusses the event.
-----
Marker Number: none

Date: none

County: Pinellas

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Unknown

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark.

Please post a photo at the marker location.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Florida Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
debbado visited John Evans Lynching 10/10/2010 debbado visited it
ChapterhouseInc visited John Evans Lynching 8/30/2009 ChapterhouseInc visited it

View all visits/logs