Ilda (HMPD1)

Location: El Paso, VA 22031 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.3', W 77° 15.1'

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Ilda, a community located at the intersection ofGuinea Road and Little River Turnpike, came into existence after the Civil War and lasted into the first half of the twentieth century. It originated when two freedmen, Horace Gibson and Moses Parker, purchased property from the Gooding family on the north side of the turnpike and established a blacksmith shop. In time, a racially mixed community grew to include a post office. Accordingto tradition, the name "Ilda" was a contractionof the name Matilda Gibson Parker. Descendantsof Gibson and Parker were probably buried in anearby cemetery, perhaps originally created toaccommodate Gooding family slaves. The remainswere relocated in 2008.
HM NumberHMPD1
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304570 N 4301245
Decimal Degrees38.83833333, -77.25166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.3', W 77° 15.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 18.00" N, 77° 15' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)202, 571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 E Mills Ave, El Paso VA 22031, US
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