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The Settlement

  • 15008 Lee Highway
  • Gainesville, VA 20155

After the Civil War, African Americans bought land along Carver Road, Old Carolina Road and U.S. Route 29 in an area that the community referred to as “the settlement.” Mount Pleasant Baptist Church has been a central part of The Settlement since the church’s founding in 1877. The Settlement continued to grow in the 20th century, to the point that it supported a school and dance hall.

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