Restoring a Landmark
Slavery likely began in Loudoun, Virginia in the early 1720’s. Slaves lived in poor quarters, and many of the structures that housed slaves had fallen into disrepair before the end of the 19th century. Today, the Arcola slave quarters is one of the few remaining reminders of Loudoun’s African American antebellum history.
Preserving Loudoun's Past
Loudoun County’s Department of Parks and Recreations has applied for a number of grants to aid in developing the site’s potential as a cultural “anchor” for the area. It will be a focus for heritage tourism, particularly for those interested in African-American history.
"From struggles and humble beginnings ..."
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