Prior to the Civil War, the downtown Harrisonburg area contained a vibrant, property owning African American community. Today, almost no traces of that community remain. Property records reveal not only the physical locations where these people lived, but also information regarding their everyday lives. This map seeks to reintegrate this group of people into Harrisonburg's historical landscape. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Downtown African American Property Ownership as of

           June 1860ck Fme.

Place your cursor over each house icon to see who owned that property as of June 1860. To explore what the area looks like today, drag the Google Pegman icon to any area to enter Street View. More detailed information on the historic property owners can be found in the tabs below the map. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

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