George James Community 1215 George James Loop, Radiant, Virginia 22732Center, Inc 

The Center's main building is equipped with a kitchen, women & men bathrooms, meeting space, and a recreational room. Check out the calendar to see what's happening at the center. Contact us via email ( or call us at (540) 672-7318 an make an appointment to take a tour of the building.

On April 12, 2006, the George James Community Center was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Virginia to transact business as a non-profit, non-stock corporation.
The center's main two-story cinderblock building on Orange Road (Route 230) five miles
east of U.S. 29 at George James Loop was originally built in 1962 as a meeting hall for
George James Masonic Lodge Chapter 231.

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    The George James Community Center, Inc. (GJCC) 

George James spearheaded the drive for members of the community to form an organization where the community could come together to socialize.  was named in honor of George T. James who was born
  in 1909 in Madison County, Virginia.  James died in
  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1954 and was buried in the
  Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Orange, Virginia
  (Tanners/Madison County). 

  In the fall of 1954, last rites for Brother George James
  were performed by  C. S.  Basset Lodge 226 of Orange, 
  Virginia at Mt. Pisgah  Baptist Church, Tanners, Virginia under the auspices of  District Deputy Grand Master, Brother F. B. Hart of the 24th Masonic District of the most worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia.

 GJCC History 

January 17, 2006:  the center received a letter from M W. Price Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia granting permission for the George James Lodge #321 building to be converted to a Community Center.

February 13, 2006:  the 1st meeting of the proposed George James Community Center was held and a temporary appointment of officers were selected.  It was agreed that the name would remain George James and Community Center would be added.

April 12, 2006:  the center received a certificate of incorporation from the Virginia State Corporation Commission.  George James Community Center, Inc. became the center's official name.

December 10, 2007:  a letter was received from the Internal Revenue Service granting the 501 (c) (3) with tax exempt status to the George James Community Center, Inc.

The purpose of the George James Community Center, Inc. (GJCC) includes, but is not limited to the following objectives:

      To promote and provide activities that will enhance the development of a community of responsible citizens.

To help the youth of the community develop skills that will increase their ability to become productive citizens by exposing them to activities that provide academic enrichment, social, and culture development.

To apprise the community of the purpose of GJCC and to enlist their aid and support to sustain it.

          (a)   To make the center available to the community for civic   and social activities at reasonable fees that will provide revenue to support GJCC.