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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

By 1860

 
 
By 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
1. By 1860 Marker
Inscription.  By 1860, approximately 250 free and enslaved black people lived here. They built a strong black community. Some escaped to freedom, others were freed. Many defied prohibitions to learn reading and writing.
 
Erected 2016 by Tinner Hill Heritage Trail.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Falls Church, Tinner Hill Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 38° 52.773′ N, 77° 10.642′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles south of Tinner Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Washington St, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1858 (here, next to this marker); 1862 (here, next to this marker); The Emancipation Proclamation (a few steps from this marker); During the Civil War
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1862 (a few steps from this marker); 1864 (a few steps from this marker); Post Civil War Prorgress (a few steps from this marker); 1863 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
By 1860 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
2. By 1860 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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