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New Book Celebrates the History of Union High School in Caroline County, Virginia

Family historian self-publishes new local history book

Burtonsville, MD, February 20, 2012 – Woodfork Genealogy LLC is pleased to announce the new title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969 by Marion Woodfork Simmons.

Union High School was the only high school for Negroes in Caroline County, Virginia during the era of segregation. Memories of Union High uses remembrances from alumni, faculty, family and friends; excerpts from school newspapers and yearbooks; and over 100 photographs and other memorabilia to preserve the school’s history.

The book is a fitting tribute to the people associated with Union High and a good history lesson for those who are not familiar with the school. The book also serves as inspiration and template for others interested in preserving their school’s history.

About Marion Woodfork Simmons

Marion Woodfork Simmons is a family historian and owner of Woodfork Genealogy LLC. The mission of the company is to empower ordinary people to take an active role in preserving family and community history. Ms. Simmons speaks on the importance of preserving family and community history.

Book Information


Title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969

Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons

ISBN: 978-0-615-53092-5

Format: Paperback

Pages: 168 pages

Publication Date: November 2011

Size: 8.5” x 11”

Price: $19.99

Available from: Woodfork Genealogy LLC or amazon.com

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