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Near McKenney in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sallie Jones Atkinson

1860-1943

 
 
Sallie Jones Atkinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
1. Sallie Jones Atkinson Marker
Inscription. Sallie Jones Atkinson, prominent educator and community leader in Dinwiddie County and her husband, John Pryor Atkinson, gave the land on which Sunnyside High School was built in 1911. By her vision, tireless industry, and determination, the school became the first eight-month rural school accredited in Virginia. Mrs. Atkinson also served on the state committee that worked to secure Governor Montague's approval for women's suffrage.
 
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 304.)
 
Location. 36° 59.642′ N, 77° 46.214′ W. Marker is near McKenney, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of McKenney Highway (Virginia Route 40) and Old White Oak Road (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling west on McKenney Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kenney VA 23872, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor (a few steps from this marker); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 4 miles away); Birch's Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County
McKenney Highway (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
2. McKenney Highway (facing east)
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Darvills School (approx. 5 miles away); Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) (approx. 5.5 miles away); Sapony Episcopal Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Butterwood Chapel (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McKenney.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Persons
 
McKenney Highway (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
3. McKenney Highway (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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