“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annandale in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Pines

The Pines Marker image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
1. The Pines Marker
Inscription. At the turn of the 20th century, a close-knit African American community was established here. The Johnson, Robinson, Sprigg and Collins families were the first to purchase lots. They cleared pine trees to enable truck farming and saw mill operations. Residents created a vibrant community through worshipping at First Baptist Church of Merrifield, school functions and social gatherings. Situated in this park is the Liberty Lodge Cemetery where church members are buried. In the 1960s, during a period of school desegregation and population growth, the public school system purchased land through eminent domain, displacing numerous families. A school was never built.
Erected 2016 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 51.233′ N, 77° 13.744′ W. Marker is in Annandale, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Woodburn Road 0.3 miles west of Gallows Road (Virginia Route 650), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located along the entrance road of Pine Ridge Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3401 Woodburn Road, Annandale VA 22003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
The Pines Marker image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
2. The Pines Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luther P. Jackson High School (approx. one mile away); The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gooding's Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ilda (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Russell A. Alger (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mosby Attacks Annandale (approx. 1.7 miles away); Burke’s Station Raid (approx. 2.3 miles away); Little River Turnpike (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annandale.
More about this marker. Although the marker is dated 2015, it was installed in 2016 and dedication ceremony was held on October 15, 2016.
Also see . . .  New historic marker commemorates a vanished black community. (Submitted on January 12, 2017.)
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
Pine Ridge Park image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
3. Pine Ridge Park
Fairfax County Park Authority sign at the entrance to Pine Ridge Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2017. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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