The Scotland Community, an historic African American enclave, is on the other side of the creek along Seven Locks Road.
Beginning in the late 1870s and through the 1880s, former slaves began to take ownership of what would become the Scotland property. At that time, Scotland's approximately 50 families provided a pool of inexpensive labor for nearby farmers. In the mid-1960s, community efforts led to a 100 townhouse development, community center, and the institution of community self-governance which continues to this date. Two principal early families were the Masons and Doves, with descendants still living in the community. [Wikipedia]
Funding provided by: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund