Friday, September 4th @ Noon
Tour meets at noon at the intersection of Richmond & National Avenues. Please park on National Avenue along the western edge of the National Cemetery.
Uniontown – a small African American community located east of Staunton – was settled predominately by African Americans immediately after the Civil War. The community included the former Federal Cemetery (known today as the National Cemetery) which was established during the federal occupation of Virginia at the conclusion of the Civil War. During the village’s most populous period in the late 19th century, more than 60 families resided in Uniontown. By the end of the 20th century, it included fewer than a dozen families and approximately 12 inhabitable buildings remain. Uniontown continued as a successful self-sufficient African-American community until the mid-20th century. (African American Historic Database, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.)
Please join us as we take a walk through the community of Uniontown.