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

Odrick’s Corner

Odrick's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
1. Odrick's Corner Marker
Inscription. In 1872 Alfred Odrick, a former slave and carpenter, purchased 30 acres and built a house on the south side of Lewinsville Road, later intersected by Spring Hill Road to form Odrick's Corner. By 1879 a one-room schoolhouse, Odrick's School, had been built there. Tradition links Odrick to its establishment. The school was also used for community meetings and the first services of the Shiloh Baptist Church. The original frame schoolhouse was eventually replaced with a brick structure, which was closed, sold in 1953, and later demolished. A vibrant African-American community grew around the school and church.
Erected 2001 by Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 56.384′ N, 77° 13.785′ W. Marker is in McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Lewinsville Road (County Route 694) and Spring Hill Road (County Route 684), on the right when traveling west on Lewinsville Road. Touch for map. Park at the Spring Hill Recreation Center. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Lean VA 22101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Odrick's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 18, 2006
2. Odrick's Corner Marker
as the crow flies. First Court House of Fairfax County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Freedom Hill Redoubt (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Georgetown Pike Ancient Indian Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Whann Mackall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Lewinsville (approx. 2.3 miles away); Burling Defenders (approx. 2.4 miles away); Benvenue (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean.
Also see . . .  Odrick's Corner Located with Historic Marker. Newspaper Article with background information on Alfred Odrick and Odrick's Corner. (Submitted on March 18, 2006.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,600 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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