“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)

Tinner Hill

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By Kevin Vincent, April 29, 2012
1. Tinner Hill Marker
Inscription.  An early rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded here on Tinner Hill. In 1915, the Town of Falls Church proposed an ordinance to segregate black and white residential sections. Local African Americans formed the Colored Citizens Protective League and fought this ordinance. In 1918, the league became the Falls Church and Vicinity Branch of the NAACP. Meeting in members' homes around Tinner Hill, the branch focused on public education, voter registration, travel regulations, and equal access to public services. Strategies developed by the branch were effectively used in other localities throughout the Civil Rights era.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-91.)
Location. 38° 52.763′ N, 77° 10.59′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Tinner Hill Road south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Tinner Hill Monument (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Henderson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galloway Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rolling Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Falls Church (approx. mile away); The Story of Big Chimneys (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Falls Church (approx. mile away); Big Chimneys (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 561 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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