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Gravel Hill - Following successful case before Virginia Court of Appeals in 1777, the slaves of John Pleasants were allowed to follow dictates of his 1771 will & were freed. His son, Robert then gave seventy-eight former slaves 350 acres of his plantation. A community developed known as Gravelly Hill, where in 1801, a Quaker school for blacks was established & following the Civil War, the Gravel Hill Baptist Church was founded.

Gravel Hill - Following successful case before Virginia Court of Appeals in 1777, the slaves of John Pleasants were allowed to follow dictates of his 1771 will & were freed. His son, Robert then gave seventy-eight former slaves 350 acres of his plantation. A community developed known as Gravelly Hill, where in 1801, a Quaker school for blacks was established & following the Civil War, the Gravel Hill Baptist Church was founded.

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