Memorial to honor Enslaved African Americans in Mechanicsville

Posted at 3:01 PM, Feb 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-07 11:01:49-05

RICHMOND, VA. (WTVR):  The Hanover Heritage Alliance and HHHunt Corporation are hosting a public memorial and educational event to honor Enslaved African-Americans buried on the Timberlake property, a farm where the Rutland community sits today.

The slave burial site at Rutland, now a mixed-use community in Mechanicsville, is an important piece of African-American History in Hanover County. Remains of 57 enslaved Africans are reinterred in a special memorial garden in front of the relocated Rutland House.

The community can learn more about Rutland, the slave burial site and the Timberlake House on Sunday, February 9th at 5pm, at a memorial and education event featuring One Voice Chorus, a presentation from an Abraham Lincoln historical actor and educational information about the slavery legacy in Hanover. Rutland is located at 8400 Combs Drive, Mechanicsville. For more information call 804-762-4800 or email