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Cartersville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hamilton High School

Cartersville, Virginia

 

—Cumberland County —

 
Hamilton High School CRIEHT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
1. Hamilton High School CRIEHT Marker
Inscription. Parents in the Cartersville area of Cumberland County met in 1909 to discuss the need for a centralized high school to replace the one-room schools serving white children in the area at that time. The county Superintendent of Schools led the community in drives to raise funds for the new school, and S. W. Parker gave five acres of land on which to build it. By 1910 the new Hamilton High School opened, with 112 students enrolled. Seven instructors taught basic courses, with a teacher education program added in 1914. In 1920 the school gained an auditorium and two additional classrooms, and in 1930 a home economics building and an agricultural building were built. After the county’s schools consolidated in 1944, Hamilton became an elementary school. In 1964, all of the county’s white elementary schools were consolidated again at Cumberland High School. Today, what remains of Hamilton High School has been converted to homes and storage space.
 
Erected by Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail®. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.479′ N, 78° 7.57′ W. Marker is in Cartersville, Virginia
1920 Boys Basketball Team at Hamilton High School image. Click for full size.
2. 1920 Boys Basketball Team at Hamilton High School
, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cartersville Road (Virginia Route 45) and Columbia Road (Virginia Route 690), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cartersville VA 23027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosenwald School at Cartersville (approx. half a mile away); Clifton (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lee's Stopping Place (approx. 2.6 miles away); Derwent (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 4.4 miles away); Muddy Creek School (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cartersville.
 
More about this marker. On the left are two photos with the captions:
"(Right) Members of the 1920 Boys Basketball Team at Hamilton High School. (From top left) Hay Smith, William Powell Holman, Lawrence Garrett, Grafton Blanton and Garland Blanton."
"(Below) Hamilton High School opened its doors in 1910 with Mr. Blake Newton as the first principal.

On the right is a photo with the caption, "(Far Right) The road leading to Hamilton High School."

Basketball team photo and photo below courtesy of Miss Wortley
Hamilton High School opened its doors in 1910 with Mr. Blake Newton as the first principal. image. Click for full size.
3. Hamilton High School opened its doors in 1910 with Mr. Blake Newton as the first principal.
Holman (who was both student and teacher at the school). Road to Hamilton High School photo courtesy of The Jackson Davis Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.

 
Also see . . .
1. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail. Virginia's Retreat (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Hamilton High School (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
The road leading to Hamilton High School. image. Click for full size.
4. The road leading to Hamilton High School.
Hamilton High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
5. Hamilton High School Marker
Hamilton High School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
6. Hamilton High School
Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map image. Click for full size.
7. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail® Map
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3. Education in 1800's Rural Virginia

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5. Carter G. Woodson Birthplace

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6. Hamilton High School
7. Rosenwald School at Cartersville
8. Jackson Davis

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10. Mrs. Samantha Jane Neil

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11. Virginia State University

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12. Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia
13. McKenney Library
14. The Peabody-Williams School

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15. Southside Virginia Training Center
16. Rocky Branch School
17. Early Education in Dinwiddie County

Nottoway County
18. Blackstone Female Institute
19. Mt. Nebo Church
20. Ingleside Training Institute

Lunenburg County
21. The People's Community Center
22. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Christian Day School

Prince Edward County
23. Prince Edward County Public Schools
24. R. R. Moton High School
25. Farmville Female Seminary Association
26. First Baptist Church
27. Beulah AME Church
28. Hampden-Sydney College

Charlotte County
29. Southside Virginia Community College - John H. Daniel Campus
30. Charlotte County Library
31. Salem School

Halifax County
32. Meadville Community Center
33. Mary M. Bethune High School
34. Washington-Coleman Elementary School
35. Mizpah Church

Mecklenburg County
36. Thyne Institute
37. Boydton Academic and Bible Institute

Brunswick County
38. Southside Virginia Community College - Christanna Campus
39. Saint Paul's College
40. Hospital and School of the Good Shepherd
41. Fort Christanna
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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