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Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School

 
 
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By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker
Inscription. This is the site of Princess Anne County Training School, the first school for African Americans in the county. The Princess Anne County Training Association and surrounding communities raised money to purchase property to build a high school. In 1934 a temporary site was established at Union Baptist Church until a four-room building was completed in 1938. The high school later expanded in size and faculty and was renamed Union Kempsville High in 1961, just before the county became the city of Virginia Beach. In 1969 the high school closed after citywide racial integration made it necessary. The last class graduated in 1969.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-274.)
 
Location. 36° 50.54′ N, 76° 9.504′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Witchduck Road (Virginia Route 190) and Cleveland Street, on the right when traveling south on North Witchduck Road. Click for map. The marker is located in front of the Renaissance Academy, which houses the Union Kempsville Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 Cleveland Street, Virginia Beach VA 23462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Marker
as the crow flies. Kempsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Pembroke Manor House (approx. 1.5 miles away); New Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); Seal of the City of Virginia Beach (approx. 2 miles away); The Testing of Grace Sherwood (approx. 2.2 miles away); History of Thalia/Aunt Penny's Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Donation Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lynnhaven House (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School. C-SPAN Cities Tour - Virginia Beach: Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville HS

 
Also see . . .
1. Virginia Beach City Public Schools - Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville School. Princess Anne County Training School was the first and only school for “colored children” in Princess Anne County, Virginia, which is now known as the city of Virginia Beach. (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Princess Anne County Training School - Union Kempsville High School - Home. Princess Anne County Training School was the first and only school for “colored children” in Princess Anne County, Virginia, which is now known as the city of Virginia Beach. Under the Princess Anne County Training Association, the county’s African American parents, communities, teachers, churches and community organizations raised money to purchase property to build a high school to provide better educational advantages for African American children in the county. (Submitted on May 22, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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