Fairfax County, Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia, George Brice, Harriet Brice

Harriet And George Brice – Former Slaves Who Purchased Land Within Union Occupied Fairfax County, Virginia During The U.S. Civil War

Harriet Brice, with relatives, in front of her home in Falls Church, Virginia.

In 1864, Harriet Brice, a former slave, bought her first home within Union occupied Falls Church, Virginia; across the street from a church that George Washington used to attend. A historical marker was placed in front of the home that former slaves Harriet and George Brice used to live in.