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Parkersburg in Wood County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sumner School

 
 
Sumner School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
1. Sumner School Marker
Inscription. Established in January 1862 thru the leadership of Robert Simmons. First free school south of Mason-Dixon Line. Later named for abolitionist senator Charles Sumner. First high school class graduated, 1887. Closed in 1955 as state began integration of public schools. Gymnasium erected 1926. Renovated in 1990' as African-American museum and center.
 
Erected 2003 by WV Celebration 2000-West Virginia Divistion of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 16.206′ N, 81° 33.17′ W. Marker is in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Avery Street and 11th Street on Avery Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkersburg WV 26101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parkersburg (approx. half a mile away); Wood County Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Creating West Virginia (approx. 0.7 miles away); W.H. Smith Hardward Co (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Virginia's First Governor / Parkersburg Governors (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Toll House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Tollgate House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Turnpikes (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parkersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Sumner School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 13, 2014
2. Sumner School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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