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Formerly route 653, this road was named for property owner African American Nellie White.

Behind Union lines, enslaved person who escaped or was brought within Union lines during the American Civil War were used on confiscated farms to raise food for the army and wood chopping to help in the construction of the Orange and Alexandria…

Description: Enslaved workers would move large hogsheads (barrels) of tobacco from plantations to a wharf or a warehouse. Harnessed oxen/ horses would pull the hogsheads or enslaved workers would roll the hogsheads down rugged roads that had once…

“Little River Turnpike was constructed of gravel from Alexandria to the ford of Little River near present-day Aldie, Virginia. The road, almost 34 miles in length, was constructed using the labor from enslaved people, which involved clearing the…

The African Americans of Co. No. 2399 camp No. Army 3 [C], who were stationed at Fort Belvoir, built a fire trail through what is today’s Lake Accotink Park. The trail crossed the then Outlying Reservation of Fort Belvoir. Senator Bristow, who lived…
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