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

1858

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
1. 1858 Marker
Inscription.  Harriet Foote Turner, a free black woman, led 12 enslaved people to freedom. In 1867, she owned 7 acres, including the land on which you stand.
 
Erected 2016 by Tinner Hill Heritage Trail.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Falls Church, Tinner Hill Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 38° 52.773′ N, 77° 10.641′ 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. By 1860 (here, next to this marker); 1862 (here, next to this marker); The Emancipation Proclamation (here, next to this marker); During the Civil War (here, next to this marker); a different
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marker also named 1862 (here, next to 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.
 
1858 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
2. 1858 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 97 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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