Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This cemetery is the largest all African American cemetery within the county. Unmarked graves are being re-discovered on a monthly basis and preliminary findings suggest in excess of 1000 graves are within this one cemetery.
Before image of the Wade family graves within the Brick Mill cemetery
Donated dirt from the Powell trucking company of Richlands is being used to stabilize all sunken and unkempt graves within this and other cemeteries under the care through Resurrection Mission.
Many people appreciate the work that I do which goes well beyond just keeping these cemeteries clean.
Stop bye again, any time,
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database
Family oral history suggest the Brick Mill Cemetery was established in 1900, when the grandfather purchased the land.
I believe, however base on some preliminay evidence that more precise date to be ca.1890.
The cemetery is still in use today for immediate direct descendents who are laid to rest. The last burial was in October 2009. She was 96 and was laid to rest next to her parents and late husband.
Thank you for reviewing my work and please stop by often.
The cemetery is now on private land.
It is great work that you do! God Bless!
Thank you for your kind words. The work that I do is not easy but, the rewards are extremely wonderful.
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