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McCray School

 
 
McCray School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
1. McCray School Marker
Inscription.
McCray School
Est. 1915 - 16
One Room School House
Alamance Burlington
School System
 
Location. 36° 10.798′ N, 79° 22.794′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on NC Highway 62 North 0.2 miles south of Louis Graham Road (SR 1757) when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Ridge Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pleasant Grove High School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Glencoe Mill Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); Glencoe - The School (approx. 3.7 miles away); Glencoe - The Marshall Family House Site (approx. 3.7 miles away); Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses (approx. 3.8 miles away); Glencoe - Lodge Hall and Barber Shop (approx. 3.8 miles away); Glencoe - Churches (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Regarding McCray School. In her book "Black Heritage Sites", Nancy C. Curtis relates that McCray School was built for African-American students in Alamance County. The land was donated by Albert Graham in 1915. The school operated until 1951, when it was consolidated with four other
McCray School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
2. McCray School and Marker
schools.

The little schoolhouse was renovated from 1990 to 1992, complete with a working outhouse.

The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, added in 1986. Tours are available by appointment, through the Alamance-Burlington Schools.
 
Additional keywords. Carolina Mill, Union Ridge
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
McCray School image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
3. McCray School
An Old Outhouse Sits Behind the School image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 22, 2010
4. An Old Outhouse Sits Behind the School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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