Long's Chapel and Zenda

Long's Chapel and Zenda (HMP18)

Location: Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.768', W 78° 45.804'

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Long's Chapel was built in 1870, a year after William and Hannah Carpenter and the Church of the United Brethren in Christ deeded land here "to colored people? for ? a church, burial ground, and a school house." Henry Carter, Milton Grant, William Timbers, and Richard Fortune, all formerly enslaved, owned two-acre "home plots" where the community of Zenda grew to 17 households of 80 people by 1900. The school, where notable Harrisonburg educator Lucy Simms began her career, closed in 1925. In Zenda, blacks freely exercised new rights to worship, marriage, education, property, and burial in a marked gravesite.
HM NumberHMP18
Marker NumberD 1-a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 695003 N 4265084
Decimal Degrees38.51280000, -78.76340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.768', W 78° 45.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 46.08" N, 78° 45' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1307 Fridleys Gap Rd, Harrisonburg VA 22802, US
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