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

T. C. Walker School

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
1. T. C. Walker School Marker
Inscription. T.C. Walker School, which opened in 1930, was named for Thomas Calhoun Walker a former slave from Gloucester County who became the first African American attorney in Virginia. It cost $4,600, and was underwritten with $500 from the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, $505 from the local African American community, and $3,595 from the county. Virginia Turner was one of the longest-serving teachers at the school, which had two classrooms, a kitchen, and library and remained open until 1965. This Rosenwald School was one of more than 5,000 built in 15 states between 1917 and 1932 to teach African American children.
 
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-36.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 37° 59.928′ N, 79° 35.644′ W. Marker is near Millboro, Virginia, in Bath County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 39 and T. C. Walker Road (County Route 635), on the left when traveling west on State Route 39. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millboro VA 24460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millboro (approx. 1.7 miles away); Windy Cove Presbyterian Church
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By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Bath County / Rockbridge County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Dickinson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fort Lewis (approx. 8.8 miles away); Alleghany County / Rockbridge County (approx. 9 miles away); Rockbridge County / Augusta County (approx. 10 miles away); Settlement on Warm Springs Mountain (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millboro.
 
Regarding T. C. Walker School. School is here, next to the marker. It is private property.
 
Also see . . .  Rosenwald Schools. Wikipedia entry. “ Julius Rosenwald, an American clothier who became part-owner and president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, was the founder of The Rosenwald Fund, through which he contributed seed money for many of the schools and other philanthropic causes. To promote collaboration between white and black citizens, Rosenwald required communities to commit public funds to the schools, as well as to contribute additional cash donations. Millions of dollars were raised by African-American rural communities
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By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
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across the South to fund better education for their children.” (Submitted on October 18, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
T. C. Walker School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2013
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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