Historic Centreville Park & Historic District

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Historic Centreville Park & Historic District


c. 1760 - present


The owners of Royal Oaks and Mount Gilead used enslaved labor. The Royal Oaks household also included a free African American well before the Civil War (1820). The Newgate Tavern used enslaved and convict labor. Throughout the antebellum period Centreville was a site for hiring out enslaved labor each year. Centreville residents Alexander Grigsby and Robert Whaley were both engaged in the slave trade.


Centreville, Virginia, Its History and Architecture. Eugenia Smith, 1973. Fairfax County Public Library

Remembering Fairfax County, Virginia. Karl Reiner, 2006. Fairfax County Public Library

The Millrace. Newsletter of the Historic Centreville Society. Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Northern Virginia History Notes website. Debbie Robison. Accessed at: http://www.novahistory.org/ 

Mathew Brady’s Manassas Photo Journal. Dennis Hogge, 2011. Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Mathew Brady’s First Manassas. Dennis Hogge, 2013. Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Images of America: Centreville and Chantilly. Mary Stachyra Lopez, 2014. Fairfax County Public Library

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The Centreville Historic District is north of Route 29 and east of Route 28. Most historic sites are along Braddock Road, Mount Gilead Road, and Wharton Lane





“Historic Centreville Park & Historic District,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed April 19, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/180.