Thoroughfare Community Updates

The Thoroughfare community was established after the Civil War by African Americans and mixed-raced families, including Native American descent, from Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock and Warren counties. The farming community here prospered through the 1940s. The community had its own school (North Fork School and church (Oakrum Baptist Church). Today, a historic marker is located near the center of the historic village. 

This webpage serves to provide updates to residents and stakeholders regarding Prince William County’s efforts to preserve and protect the Thoroughfare Community in partnership with the Coalition To Save Historic Thoroughfare.

For those interested in participating in the scope of work discussions pertaining to the architectural and archeological survey work please contact  [email protected].

August 31, 2021: Thoroughfare Community History Project Presentation

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    Walnut Farm

    During the Spanish American War (1898), the community of Thoroughfare turned into a large military camp, hosting soldiers from across the country.

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    Chapman's Mill

    Chapman’s Mill along Broad Run in Thoroughfare was an important industrial complex for the area.

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    Oakrum Baptist Church

    Established after the Civil War, Oakrum Baptist Church quickly become a community center for Thoroughfare.

Board of County Supervisor Actions to Advance Preservation efforts in the Thoroughfare Community

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  • June 15, 2021

Updates

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  • October 15, 2021
  • September 24, 2021
  • September 17, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • September 6, 2021
  • August 20, 2021
  • August 13, 2021
  • August 6, 2021
  • July 30, 2021
  • July 26, 2021
  • July 16, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • June 28, 2021
  • June 25, 2021
  • June 18, 2021
  • June 11, 2021
  • June 4, 2021
  • May 28, 2021
  • May 21, 2021

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