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030-5932 African American Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973

African American Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973
Silver Hill Baptist Church -- Photo credit: Heather Staton, 2022

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/15/2022

NRHP Listing Date 12/15/2022

NRHP Reference Number MC100008481

The history of the development of Fauquier County’s African American communities is a topic that has been explored by local researchers and historians for decades. Much of this work has been compiled and shared by the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County (AAHA). There are also physical remnants of these centers for African American life dotting the landscape. The African American Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973 Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) will serve as a cover document to list African American churches, schools, and fraternal lodges.  When using this document to nominate an individual resource, the nominator should include an individual property history. Finally, the larger history of African Americans within Fauquier County is nuanced and greater than the sum of these three contexts. These resource types have been selected as they have some of the most complete records and relate directly to communities and community development.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: December 19, 2022