May 31, 2010

Laurel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairfax County, VA

A closer look at some of the concrete-vernacular headstones.

































Are all these patterns inclusions in the rock, or the remnants of past symbolism...
















































Photos taken by Maddy McCoy in March 2010.

Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

Laurel Grove Baptist Church, Fairfax County, VA

Address: 6834 Beulah Street, Franconia, VA
Year Founded: 1882
VA Room Cemetery No: FXlib033, Laurel Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Virginia State Archaeological Number: 44FX1169
Associated School: Laurel Grove Colored School

The church is gone...



The cemetery remains...
















































































































































Note: spring flowers rising OUTSIDE of the fenced area.



Photos taken by Maddy McCoy in March 2010.
Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database