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Janie Porter Barrett

(9 Aug. 1865-27 Aug. 1948)

 
 
Janie Porter Barrett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
1. Janie Porter Barrett Marker
Inscription. Janie Porter Barrett was born in Athens, Ga. She graduated from Hampton Institute and soon began teaching home-management techniques to other young African American women and girls. In 1915, Barrett founded the Industrial School for Wayward Colored Girls nearby, the third reform school specifically for black girls in the United States. The school long survived its predecessors in Maryland and Missouri, and was also the first - and for several years the only - such state-supported school. Barrett used progressive, humane methods, operating on an honor system and forbidding corporal punishment. In 1950, the school was renamed the Janie Porter School for Girls.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND 12.)
 
Location. 37° 43.537′ N, 77° 21.982′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) and Georgetown Road, on the right on Hanover Courthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornwallis’s Route (approx. 1.5 miles away); Clay's Birthplace (approx.
Janie Porter Barrett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
2. Janie Porter Barrett Marker
1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); John Henry Smyth (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hanover Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Colonial River Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hanover Tavern (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Also see . . .  Janie Porter Barrett was a reformer. The African American Registry. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Nearby Barrett Juvenile Correction Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
3. Nearby Barrett Juvenile Correction Center
Barrett Juvenile Correctional Center Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
4. Barrett Juvenile Correctional Center Gate
Mrs. Janie Porter Barrett image. Click for full size.
By Foster, Richmond, Va., circa 1922
5. Mrs. Janie Porter Barrett
The New York Public Library Digital Gallery, Image ID: 1130369
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,690 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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