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Statue of Pompey

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Two statues of the slave Pompey
Steventon sign at Pompey statue

Pompey was an enslaved black of Lord John Rolle, who was a major British landowner and one of the most powerful Loyalists in The Bahamas at the time. At the age of 32, Pompey led a group of 43 slaves from Lord Rolle's Steventon, Exuma, plantation in rebellion against their master in 1830. That helped to stop the transfer order of some 77 people, which would have separated men, women, and children from their families.

His act was a precursor to emancipation in The Bahamas, which occurred in August 1838. To commemorate that moment in the fight against slavery, a memorial statue of Pompey was erected in Steventon, Great Exuma.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes

There is easy access for persons with mobility impairments.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome but must be controlled.

For More Information, Contact:

Exuma Tourist Office

Turnquest Star Plaza, P.O. Box EX-29041, George Town, EX
(242) 336-2430 · fax (242) 336-2431
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Latitude: 23.645653000
Longitude: -75.947099000
Elevation: 25 FT (8 M)
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