Harrisonburg, Virginia






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A Taste of Harrisonburg, Virginia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT HARRISONBURG?
  1. Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia in the United States. Its population as of the 2010 census is 48,914, and at the 2000 census, 40,468.

  2. The median income for a household in the city was $29,949, and the median income for a family was $45,159.

  3. When the slaves of the Shenandoah Valley were freed in 1865, they set up near modern-day Harrisonburg a town called Newtown. This settlement was eventually annexed by the independent city of Harrisonburg some years later, probably around 1892. Today, the old city of Newtown is still the home of the majority of Harrisonburg's predominantly black churches, such as First Baptist and Bethel AME. The modern Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg is located in the old Lucy Simms schoolhouse used for the black students in the days of segregation.

  4. A large portion of this black neighborhood was dismantled in the 1950s when – in the name of urban renewal – the city government used federal redevelopment funds from the Housing Act of 1949 to force black families out of their homes and then bulldozed the neighborhood. This effort, called "Project R4," focused on the city blocks east of Main, north of Gay, west of Broad, and south of Johnson. The city later sold the land to commercial developers.

Radio Stations


WPVA 90.1 FM Waynesboro, VA Christian Contemporary
WAZR 93.7 FM Woodstock, VA Top-40
WTON 94.3 FM Staunton, VA Classic Hits
W236BG (WNRN) 95.1 FM Harrisonburg, VA Variety
WQPO 100.7 FM Harrisonburg, VA Top-40
WMXH 105.7 FM Luray, VA Nostalgia

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Demographics of Harrisonburg, Virginia

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

84.84%

5.92%

0.19%

3.11%

8.85%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Businesses in Harrisonburg, Virginia


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Verde Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 169 Massanetta Springs Rd Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 (540) 568-9882  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   121 Pleasant Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540) 574-3099   - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel Temple AME -  184 Kelley Street Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802 (540) 433-5925   - (visit website)

  2. Church of God in Christ -  331 Effinger St Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. The Harrisonburg International Festival -   (September)    - (visit website)

    Celebrating the community’s rich intercultural diversity.

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