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Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Community of Grove

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
1. Community of Grove Marker
Inscription. After the Civil War, in the area that later became known as the Community of Grove, the Freedmenís Bureau confiscated land for displaced newly freed slaves and free blacks. In 1867, the government restored the land to its previous owners. Some African American residents moved to and settled on lands that became known locally as the Reservation and the Banks. In 1918, their descendants returned to the area of Grove after the U.S. government forced their removal to make way for the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station and the Cheatham Annex. The expansion of these facilities during World War II led to the further growth of Grove.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WT 4.)
 
Location. 37° 13.281′ N, 76° 37.556′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Magruder Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trebell's Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carter's Grove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Martin's Hundred
Community of Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
2. Community of Grove Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Martin's Hundred Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whitaker's House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Aviation Field Yorktown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lebanon Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Endview (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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