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Near Catharpin in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jennie Dean

 
 
Jennie Dean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
1. Jennie Dean Marker
Inscription.  Jennie Dean (1852-1913) was born in slavery near here. A pioneer in the advancement of education and religion among the black citizens of Prince William County and neighboring counties, Miss Dean founded the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth in 1894 and Mount Cavalry Baptist Church in 1880. The Manassas Centennial Commission proclaimed her Woman of the Century. She is buried in the church cemetery nearby.
 
Erected 1980 by Prince William Historical Commission. (Marker Number 61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 38° 50.931′ N, 77° 33.199′ W. Marker is near Catharpin, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Sudley Road (State Road 234), on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Greater Mount Cavalry Christian Church. Touch for map. Marker
Jennie Dean Marker in front of the Mount Calvary Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
2. Jennie Dean Marker in front of the Mount Calvary Church
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is at or near this postal address: 4949 Sudley Road, Catharpin VA 20143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sudley Springs Ford (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Sudley Springs Ford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thornberry House (approx. one mile away); Field Hospital (approx. one mile away); Sudley Springs (approx. one mile away); Sudley Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sudley Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Debt Repaid (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Jennie Dean's Work as Mentioned on Markers.
 
Also see . . .  Jennie Dean Park. Nearby Arlington County honors Jennie Dean with a park named in her honor. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Grave of Jennie Dean image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
3. Grave of Jennie Dean
Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 4, 2008
4. Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,101 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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