Loudoun County Emancipation Association Grounds

Loudoun County Emancipation Association Grounds (HMI7)

Location: Purcellville, VA 20132 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 7.784', W 77° 42.783'

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The association was organized by African Americans in nearby Hamilton in 1890 to commemorate the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on 22 Sept. 1862 and "to cultivate good fellowship, to work for the betterment of the race, educationally, morally and materially." Emancipation Day, or "Day of Freedom," was celebrated throughout the nation on different days. In 1910, the association incorporated and purchased ten acres of land in Purcellville. More than 1,000 people attended the annual Emancipation Day activities held here until 1967. The site served as a black religious, social, civic, and recreational center. The property was sold in 1971.
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HM NumberHMI7
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Marker NumberT 47
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265483 N 4334678
Decimal Degrees39.12973333, -77.71305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.784', W 77° 42.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 47.04" N, 77° 42' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 712-762 State Rte 611, Purcellville VA 20132, US
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