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Quioccasin, Westwood and Pryor Cemeteries

 
 
Quioccasin, Westwood and Pryor Cemeteries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2019
1. Quioccasin, Westwood and Pryor Cemeteries Marker
Inscription.  This sacred resting place is comprised of the graves of persons who developed the Quioccasin and Westwood communities and Pryor's Court. Quioccasin Baptist Church and Westwood Baptist Church were founded by former slaves. In 1914, the Quioccasin Cemetery was established. Previously, the Westwood Cemetery was located behind the church but established the present site in 1921. Pryor Memorial Cemetery, established in 1943, is named after Jesse Scott Pryor (1856-1939), a former slave, farmer and entrepreneur. Those interred here are business owners, educators, ministers, state legislators, entertainers and other notable persons.
 
Erected 2015 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC 40.)
 
Location. 37° 36.237′ N, 77° 34.05′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Quioccasin Road 0.3 miles west of North Parham Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23229, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tommy Edwards
Quioccasin Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2019
2. Quioccasin Rd (facing west)
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Skipwith Academy (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 2 miles away); Virginia Home for Boys (approx. 2 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Outer Defenses (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
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Quioccasin Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2019
3. Quioccasin Rd (facing east)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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