Laurel Grove Colored School and Church

Laurel Grove Colored School and Church (HM9YK)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22310
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N 38° 46.098', W 77° 9.303'

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In the early 1880's, former slaves organized a congregation and held church services near a grove of laurel on Beulah Road. The trustees including Middleton Braxton, George Carroll, Thornton Gray, and William Jasper focused on education. In 1881, Georgianna and William Jasper, a former slave of William Hayward Foote of Hayfield Plantation, deeded one-half acre from his thirteen acre farm to the segregated Virginia School System for $10.00. The school served the community until 1932. In 1884, the Jaspers deeded another half acre for construction of a sanctuary next to the school.
HM NumberHM9YK
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312773 N 4293270
Decimal Degrees38.76830000, -77.15505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.098', W 77° 9.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 5.88" N, 77° 9' 18.18" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6834 Beulah St, Alexandria VA 22310, US
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