“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


1948 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
1. 1948 Marker
Inscription.  Falls Church Town became a City. Black residents started businesses: Blossom Inn, Annie's Dress Shop, Francis Jackson's Beauty Salon, Smitty's Barber Shop, Tinner Well Digging, Deskins Plumbing.
Erected 2016 by Tinner Hill Heritage Trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommercePolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Falls Church, Tinner Hill Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 38° 52.779′ N, 77° 10.615′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 29) just south of Tinner Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 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. 1918 (here, next to this marker); 1917 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 1917 (here, next to this marker); Segregation: Separate and Unequal (here,
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next to this marker); 1900 - 1950 (here, next to this marker); 1915 (here, next to this marker); 1922 (here, next to this marker); 1919 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Additional commentary.
1. Cities in Virginia
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, municipal designations of Town and City come with a major difference. Politically, a Town is a constituent part of a county; however, a City is politically distinct from any county. That noted, cities and ZIP codes do not exactly line up.

A ZIP code may be attributed to a nearby city, even if it is not part of the independent city. Much of the area with Falls Church ZIP codes are not part of the City of Falls Church.
    — Submitted November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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 56 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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