Franconia in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Laurel Grove Colored School and Church
Erected 2008 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 46.098′ N, 77° 9.303′ W. Marker is in Franconia, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Beulah Street 0.1 miles south of Walker Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6812 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22310, Alexandria VA 22310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrolltown (approx. 0.8 miles Franconia (approx. one mile away); The Rose Hill Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Springfield Station (approx. 2.5 miles away); Birthplace of Fitzhugh Lee (approx. 2.7 miles away); Newington (approx. 2.7 miles away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franconia.
Regarding Laurel Grove Colored School and Church. The Church mentioned burned down completely. The church sign and cemetery are still standing
Also see . . .
1. About Laurel Grove School: Getting This History Out. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. History of Laurel Grove School. “The enthusiasm and pride of the colored teachers, parents, and the African American community prevailed against the resistance and harassment of the county’s white residents. Laurel Grove students remember closing the shutters of their school to prevent rocks from breaking windows. Yet, in this segregated school, (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Education •
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