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Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Northampton County High School

 
 
Northampton County High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Northampton County High School Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1953 as the county’s first purpose-built African American high school, Northampton County High School reflects the desires of local African Americans to obtain modern educational facilities. It is an example of the statewide efforts by African American and Virginia Indian communities during the early 20th century to secure better education for their children. The building contained classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, and a 500-seat auditorium. Concurrent with integration of Virginia’s public schools, the high school ceased operations with the 1970 class. Until 2008, the facility served as a junior high school and middle school for all Northampton County students.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources and Northampton County High School Alumni Foundation. (Marker Number WY 72.)
 
Location. 37° 24.174′ N, 75° 54.539′ W. Marker is in Machipongo, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Young Street (County Road 627) 0.2 miles west of Charles M Lankford Jr Memorial Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Machipongo VA 23405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as
Northampton County High School Marker, looking west on Young Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Northampton County High School Marker, looking west on Young Street
the crow flies. Three Northampton Landmarks (approx. 2 miles away); Old Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); Debdeavon (approx. 4 miles away); Northampton County Court Green (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (approx. 4 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (approx. 4 miles away).
 
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Northampton County High School... image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Northampton County High School...
After 1970 until 2008, the facility served as a junior high school and middle school for all Northampton County students.
Northampton County High School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. Northampton County High School and Marker
Northampton County High School Marker, looking back east on Young Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
5. Northampton County High School Marker, looking back east on Young Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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