The original Westwood, Richmond VA

This historic Westwood community/neighborhood was founded in 1870 by those recently emancipated from slavery in this area (primarily at the Patterson plantation).

Represented by Westwood Civic League:
www.westwood1870.com / westwood1870@gmail.com

Connected by:
https://westwoodrichmond.nextdoor.com/

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History:
– Westwood (“African Americans of Henrico County”, ch 6)
https://books.google.com/books?id=zEjRDeSNNDwC&pg=PA79
– A Community Saved, Westwood (“Built By Blacks”, ch 9)
https://books.google.com/books?id=7PExX4HnwloC&pg=PA132
– Westwood: A community formed by ex-slaves thrives, 140 years after its founding
http://www.richmond.com/real_estate/richmond-neighborhoods/article_ce04a8e0-7fa8-11e3-be8a-0019bb30f31a.html
This community also in 1874 founded the Westwood Baptist Church (originally the “Westwood Colored Peoples Baptist Church” which is still serving the community today.
http://westwoodbaptist-va.org/about.html

Friends of Westwood Park:

Westwood Park Project:

Additional background:

* Richmond City annexed Westwood from Henrico County in the 1940’s
http://henrico-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=279
– Names & Places in Henrico: “Patterson Avenue” & “Paradise”
http://henrico.us/history/government/names-places-in-henrico/#PATTERSON%20AVENUE
http://henrico.us/history/government/names-places-in-henrico/#PARADISE
– Paradise Farm (circa 1830), Henrico County, Virginia (Patterson family home)
https://o3bigpicture.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/paradise-farm-henrico-county-virginia/ 

Surrounding neighborhoods:

– Glenburnie Civic Association
http://glenburnie-rva.blogspot.com/

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