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A State Historical Marker To Be Dedicated in Essex County

December 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The marker recalls the lynching of an African American man, Thomas Washington, in 1896 in Essex County for reportedly attempting to assault a young white woman.

The marker’s sponsor, Reginald Carter Jr., will lead the dedication in a public ceremony starting at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 18, at the sign’s location on 31438 Tidewater Trail, adjacent to the Essex County Fire Station in Center Cross.

Roadside parking will be available for all speakers, elected officials, and members of the press. The Angel Visit Baptist Church located at 29566 Tidewater Trail in Dunnsville will provide public parking for attendees. A free shuttle service to the marker site begins at 10:30 a.m. Masks are required on the shuttle.


December 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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31438 Tidewater Trail
31438 Tidewater Trail
Center Cross, Virginia
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