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

Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School

 
 
Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School, commonly known as Capahosic Academy, a private high school built for African Americans before public high schools were available to them. Founded in 1888 by local alumni of Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), it was taken over and funded by the American Missionary Association after 1891. William Gibbons Price (1868?-1941) was the principal from 1899 until it closed in 1933. Despite the school's name, graduates included not only well-trained farmers, but also many students who attended college and entered professions such as teaching. It was a cultural center of the local black community.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Reources. (Marker Number NW 18.)
 
Location. 37° 22.999′ N, 76° 37.679′ W. Marker is near Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Cappahosic Road (Virginia Route 618) 0.1 miles north of Foxhaven Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cappahosic (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx.
Cappahosic Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Cappahosic Rd (facing south)
2.1 miles away); Walter Reed Birthplace (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marlfield (approx. 5.1 miles away); Powhatan’s Headquarters (approx. 5.1 miles away); Indian Princess Pocahontas (approx. 5.5 miles away); Gloucester Courthouse (approx. 5.5 miles away); a different marker also named Cappahosic (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School, Cappahosic. Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Gloucester, Va (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School Site
Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School image. Click for full size.
State Library of North Carolina, circa 1910
4. Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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