Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cemetery of Galloway United Methodist Church

Above are some images from the cemetery at Galloway Methodist Church on Annandale Road in Falls Church, Virginia. It is a small cemetery, and as you can see, a bit uneven and hilly in places. It was not terribly difficult to move around the graveyard, though for people of limited mobility some parts would be difficult. The grounds of the church and cemetery are part of the Tinner Hill neighborhood, a historic black district (home to the first rural branch of the N.A.A.C.P.) that is right next to my neighborhood, Greenway Downs. Members of the Tinner family and other prominent families of this neighborhood are buried here. According to a survey done by the Fairfax County Public Library system and the Fairfax Genealogical Society, there are about 60 headstones and a number of homemade grave markers and unmarked graves in this cemetery.

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