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Washington-Reid School

  • 16108 Dumfries Road
  • Dumfries, VA 22025

Located within the Dumfries School District on Route 234 in Dumfries, Washington-Reid was built 1950 to serve the communities of Hickory Ridge and Cabin Branch when the 1916 Cabin Branch School became overcrowded. The cinderblock building was named after two prominent African American women in Dumfries who owned the land on which the school was built: Marion Washington and Marjorie Reid. During her lifetime, Mrs. Marion Washington even used her own money to set up a lunch program at another African American School called the Summit School, located nearby in Occoquan, until the 1940s. After integration, the school taught both black and white children under Ruby Strickland, the first black woman principal in Prince William County.

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