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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Springfield School

 
 
Springfield School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
1. Springfield School Marker
Inscription. African-American students attended this two-room 1920s structure. It was one of approximately 22 schools under the supervision of the pioneer educator, Virginia E. Randolph. Multiple grades were taught with students ranging in age from seven to eighteen. Students studied a tradtional school curriculum as well as home economic skills such as sewing and cooking. Following the closure of Springfield School around 1950, the structure became a private residence and students were sent to Virginia Randolph, Quioccasin or Union School. The County of Henrico moved the school from Shady Grove Road to this location in 2011.
 
Erected 2011 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-34.)
 
Location. 37° 40.106′ N, 77° 36.801′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Pouncey Tract Road 0.1 miles north of Minor Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Pouncey Tract Park. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Short Pump (approx. 1.2 miles away); Deep Run School
Springfield School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
2. Springfield School Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm (approx. 2.3 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 3.3 miles away); Echo Lake (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Preston Clarke (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Springfield School image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
3. Springfield School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 4 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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