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White Stone in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A. T. Wright High School

 
 
A. T. Wright High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
1. A. T. Wright High School Marker
Inscription. Albert Terry Wright (1871–1944) was born in Hanover County, Virginia. He taught in the black schools of Richmond and, by 1908, at White Stone in Lancaster County. By 1921 Wright was principal of the county’s first high school for blacks, which was constructed largely with funds raised by black residents. Named in his honor. A.T. Wright High School served black students until 1959 when the county opened Brookvale High School. The history of the man and his school exemplified the struggle for education by Virginia’s rural blacks.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-91.)
 
Location. 37° 38.692′ N, 76° 24′ W. Marker is in White Stone, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on James Wharf Road (County Route 637) just west of Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 269 James Wharf Road, White Stone VA 22578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert Terry Wright (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 69 Slaves Escape to Freedom (approx. 0.7 miles away); The War of 1812/Capture of the Dolphin
A. T. Wright High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 9, 2009
2. A. T. Wright High School Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Irvington World War I Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 2.8 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 2.8 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dr. Morgan E. Norris (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in White Stone.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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