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Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Slave Memorial

 
 
Slave Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 13, 2018
1. Slave Memorial Marker
Inscription. In 1929, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association placed a marker noting the location of the slave cemetery, believed to be the first commemoration of its kind at a historic site. Despite this recognition, the burial ground lay unattended for decades, until a group of citizens began a concerted effort to honor the enslaved people buried here. In 1983, Mount Vernon dedicated a new memorial, which was designed by architecture students at Howard University. It is a lasting tribute to the memory of those individuals who lived and toiled in bondage here.

Approaching Slave Memorial
Quiet please and remain on gravel path

 
Location. 38° 42.383′ N, 77° 5.346′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 235) and Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA 22121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial (within shouting
Slave Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 13, 2018
2. Slave Memorial Marker
distance of this marker); Slave Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery at Mount Vernon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Slavery at Mount Vernon (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of Washington (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powel Coach (about 700 feet away); Washington's Vehicles (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Colored Servants Memorial<br>1929 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2011
3. Colored Servants Memorial
1929
In Memory
of the
Many Faithful
Colored Servants
of the
Washington Family
Buried at
Mount Vernon
From
1760 to 1860
Their
Unidentified Graves
Surround This Spot
1929
Enslaved Afro American Memorial<br>1983 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 13, 2018
4. Enslaved Afro American Memorial
1983
In Memory of
The Afro Americans
Who Served as Slaves
at Mount Vernon
This Monument marking their
Burial Ground
Dedicated
September 21, 1983
Mount Vernon
Ladies' Association
Two Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 13, 2018
5. Two Memorials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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