Tinner Hill Monument

Tinner Hill Monument (HM27Y)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.782', W 77° 10.604'

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(Left Side Plaque): This monument commemorates the inhabitants of the Tinner Hill area who risked their livelihoods and their lives to defend the principles of the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Constructed by the
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Dedicated June 5, 1999

President - Edwin Bancroft Henderson, II
Project Director - David Eckert
Designer - John Ballou
Engineer - Guy Razzi
Architect - Mark Coupard
State Sponsor - Delegate Robert Hull

Funded by a Commonwealth of Virginia Grant, the Wollenbert Foundation, individual donations, the donation of land from International Motors and the City of Falls Church.

(Right Side Plaque): N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch
In 1915, Falls Church ordered residential segregation. Many African-American homeowners would be forced to move. The colored citizens protective league entered a lawsuit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance and joined the N.A.A.C.P. to become its first rural branch in the country. As a result, the segregation ordinance was never enforced and was rescinded in 1917. The Falls Church Branch helped expand the N.A.A.C.P. into rural Virginia, setting a precedent for the South. Crosses were burned and citizens intimidated, but throughout the rest of the century the people of Tinner Hill preserved and successfully fought many battles against segregation.
HM NumberHM27Y
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311184 N 4305678
Decimal Degrees38.87970000, -77.17673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.782', W 77° 10.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 46.92" N, 77° 10' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 VA-237, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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