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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:04 pm

  The town of Culpeper recognizes one of its earliest African-American neighborhoods with a marker dedication Friday.

  The marker tells the story of Sugar Bottom, a vibrant commercial and residential area paralleling Main Street that formed in the late 19th century around historic Antioch Baptist Church. Situated on West Street between Culpeper and Locust streets, the area was named for an underground spring there, sprouting water as sweet as sugar.

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