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The Chinn Family

  • 12745 Minnieville Road
  • Woodbridge, VA 22192

Agnewville, also known as Smoketown or Chinntown, was created by the Chinn family, one of the earliest African-American families in Prince William County. After the Civil War the Chinn family bought several hundred acres of land near the intersection of Telegraph and Minnieville Road. At the height of its fortune, the community of Angewville boasted a store, a restaurant, a gaming hall, and homes for nearly 12 families. Today, a historic marker about the Chinn Family is located at the Commuter Parking Lot.

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