Loudoun County NAACP says they will be applying to the state of Virginia to have historical markers located at the site of the three known lynchings that occurred against African-American males in the county.
Research from the Loudoun Country NAACP found that all three of these males were hung and shot to death multiple times.
Officials say these markers will be simple and state the name, date, and manner of death.
The three lynchings reportedly occurred along Route 15 near Point of Rocks, in the former Potter’s Cemetery located at the corner East Market and Catoctin Circle, and at the old Train Station near Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg.
The president of the Loudoun County NAACP explains that they, "intend to ensure that this history is clearly illustrated. We are willing to work with county and town staff to discuss the markers location and possible content."
For more information regarding these markers, check out this map of Virginia's lynching history here.