Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cemetery of the Second Baptist Church of Falls Church

The photographs above were taken at the cemetery of the Second Baptist Church of Falls Church on Costner Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. According to the page on the website of the Virginia Room of the Fairfax County Public Library dealing with the Fairfax County cemetery survey, "This church was organized in 1871 by ex-slaves and free Blacks. The cemetery, located behind the church, is the resting place of many prominent Black residents of Falls Church including JAMES LEE and FRANCIS FORREST FOOTE." There are also members of the Tinner family buried in this cemetery.

This cemetery is located in a field-type setting between a residential area and a county field and is surrounded on three sides by a chain-link fence; the fourth side opens to the church parking lot.

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