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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nansemond Collegiate Institute

 
 
Nansemond Collegiate Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Nansemond Collegiate Institute Marker
Inscription. Here stood the Nansemond Collegiate Institute, founded in 1890 as the Nansemond Industrial Institute by Rev. William W. Gaines to provide local black children with an education, because free public schools were closed to them. Eventually the institute offered elementary, secondary, and normal school courses of instruction. In 1927 a public school for black students was opened; competition for students and a series of disastrous fires forced the institute to close in 1939.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KO 2.)
 
Location. 36° 43.581′ N, 76° 33.987′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Washington Street (Business U.S. 13) and North 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Suffolk School Complex (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jericho Ditch (approx. ¾ mile away); Obici-Oderzo Fountain Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Siege of Suffolk
E Washington St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. E Washington St (facing east)
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Old City Hall Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. one mile away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 1.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
E Washington St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. E Washington St (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 27 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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