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Results for subject term "Historic District / Historic Community": 26

Historical Significance The African-American community at Dry Fork began around 1880, when freed slaves purchased land in the area, and remains Bland County's only African-American district. Most of Dry Fork's 250 residents live today on tracts of…

Historical Significance The Cross Canal neighborhood was a quiet rural area during the Civil War, named for its position just across the Alexandria Canal at the northeast tip of the city. Barges moved cargoes of grain, whiskey, lumber, or coal…

Historical Significance Bunker Hill was annexed to Petersburg in 1816 and was fairly well-populated by 1860. A white middle-class population lived in the north, near Poplar Lawn, while a small black population lived in the southern section. Black…

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